8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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 20th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Angel Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Patti's Reef, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques driving holiday planner .

Detroit, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Detroit in February, with highs in Isla de Vieques at 83°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro ©
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque, stop by Monkey Threads, and then trek along The Mine Trail (La Mina).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Monkey Threads
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El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): stop by Ocean State of Mind, then view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from El Faro Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rincon holiday site .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and car. February in Rincon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach
Playa Oeste Gallery ©
Playa Oeste Gallery

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Popular historic sites such as La Muralla and Holocaust Memorial Monument are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Vega Baja and Ole Puerto Rico. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Puerto Rico Premium Outlets in Barceloneta, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, examine the collection at Museo del Mar, and pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Juan trip maker app .

Getting from Rincon to San Juan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Playa Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
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Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets

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