8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Guanica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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San Juan

San Juan
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Juan online trip itinerary builder .

Columbus, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Columbus in August, with lows around 78°F. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toArecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Los Tubos, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa la Cueva las Golondrinas, and then don't miss a visit to Barceloneta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Arecibo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Manati, Barceloneta
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Playa Los Tubos ©
Playa Los Tubos
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas ©
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
Barceloneta ©
Barceloneta

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Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Steps Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cabo Rojo online route planner .

You can drive from Arecibo to Cabo Rojo in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cabo Rojo are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Guanica.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Rompe Olas, Steps Beach, Church of Porta Coeli, Christopher Columbus Statue
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Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas
Steps Beach ©
Steps Beach

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Guanica

Guanica ©
Guánica is a town and municipality in southern Puerto Rico (U.S.), bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Sabana Grande, east of Lajas, and west of Yauco. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cana Gorda Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Guancha.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Guanica journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cabo Rojo to Guanica takes an hour. Traveling from Cabo Rojo in August, expect nights in Guanica to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Juan.

Things to do in Guanica

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ponce, Cana Gorda Beach
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Cana Gorda Beach ©
Cana Gorda Beach

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San Juan

San Juan ©
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Juan road trip planning site .

Getting from Guanica to San Juan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Humacao Nature Reserve, Pine Grove Beach
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Humacao Nature Reserve ©
Humacao Nature Reserve
Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach

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