8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
Fly:  12​h
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Gulfport

1
night
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 4th (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then wander the streets of Old San Juan, and then steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island, then try to win big at Old San Juan Casino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan day trip planning website .

Gulfport, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gulfport to San Juan is 2 hours. June in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Palomino Island
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce day trip planner .

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in June, expect nights in Ponce to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

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.
On the 7th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Domes Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon trip planner .

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Ponce in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Rincon, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at El Yunque Rain Forest. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Luquillo, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning site .

Drive from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luquillo, Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Zipline

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