8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): visit Old San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo.

Plan trip to San Juan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Indianapolis, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in July; daily highs in San Juan reach 89°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luquillo, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Zipline

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce road trip planning app.

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. July in Ponce sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

1
night
Rincon

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 14th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rincon driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. July in Rincon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, then stroll through Media Luna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rincon to Isla de Vieques takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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