8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Ponce
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Tampa

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de las Delicias.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ponce trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Ponce is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tampa to Ponce, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tampa in November since evenings lows in Ponce dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Plaza de las Delicias ©
Plaza de las Delicias
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, thenstep off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponce to Culebra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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