8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
— 1 night
— 1 night
San Juan
— 3 nights


Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva and then kick back and relax at Playa Pata Prieta. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques driving holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Seattle to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponce.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ponce trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Rincon.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Rincon — 1 night

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 21st (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rincon trip planner.

Getting from Ponce to Rincon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. November in Rincon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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San Juan — 3 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Explore hidden gems such as Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista and Zipline. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Paseo de la Princesa. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Fajardo, approximately Fajardo away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and make a trip to Plaza de La Democracia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rincon to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.