8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the galleries of The Poet's Passage, then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

Honolulu, USA to San Juan is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Honolulu in December, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Do your shopping at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space and Isla Vida. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sun Bay Beach and Vieques Island. There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, stop by Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop, and then kick back and relax at Steps Beach.

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Fly from Isla de Vieques to Rincon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. January in Rincon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

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