8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 1 night
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 21st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Juan tour itinerary maker site.

Minneapolis, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, you will find days in San Juan are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are warmer (76°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Rincon — 1 night

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rincon trip planning app.

You can drive from San Juan to Rincon in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In May, daytime highs in Rincon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Isla de Vieques — 3 nights

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Relax by the water at Playa Caracas and Playa Pata Prieta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa La Chiva and Malecon. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip maker.

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Culebra — 3 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Flamenco Beach and Playa Tamarindo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Playa Zoni.

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Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.