8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore hidden gems such as Isla de Caja de Muertos and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Ponce's surroundings by going to Cabo Rojo (Los Morrillos Lighthouse & Playa Sucia). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ponce trip itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Ponce is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Ponce. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Ponce are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are warmer (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paseo de la Princesa and Cueva del Indio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Fajardo), Zipline (in Rio Grande) and Palomino Island (in Las Croabas). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower, stroll around Parque de las Palomas, and don't miss a visit to La Puerta de San Juan.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Palomino Island, Cueva del Indio, Zipline
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island

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