8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
— 2 nights


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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind and Museo de Las Americas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts and Galeria Exodo. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo) and El Yunque National Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Juan online vacation maker.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in San Juan reach 89°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ponce.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife
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Ponce — 2 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then look for gifts at Plaza del Caribe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce and then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ponce journey planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in June, plan for slightly colder days in Ponce, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Culebra.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Ponce in June, you will find days in Culebra are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (79°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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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.