8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Tram to Miami, Fly to San Juan
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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Taxi to Roosevelt Roads, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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Taxi to Vieques, Fly to San Juan, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly to Miami, Tram to Miami

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San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary builder.

Miami, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Miami to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Juan, with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Luquillo.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 1 night

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 4th (Fri): head off the coast to Culebrita.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. March in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha de Ponce.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Rincon.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Survival Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pozo de Jacinto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rincon online travel route planner.

Drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Ponce in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in Rincon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.
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Arecibo — 1 day

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 8th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, and then Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arecibo trip maker website.

Getting from Rincon to Arecibo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Arecibo when traveling from Rincon in March, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

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Drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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