8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista and then walk around Parque de las Palomas. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, then take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, and finally appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip maker .

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in San Juan at 88°F and lows at 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Zipline
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Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico ©
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carlos Rosario Beach and Tamarindo Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zoni Beach and Zinkowski Art Studio. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra route builder website .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. May in Culebra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponce trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Culebra to Ponce by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May in Ponce, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rincon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Ponce in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rincon, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

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