8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Coqui el Original and then view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Juan. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Secret Beach and Caracas Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Media Luna Beach. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Sun Bay, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at La Chiva, and view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online trip planner .

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind, take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll through Crashboat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rincon road trip app .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Rincon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in April, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

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