8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Ponce
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

1
day
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ponce trip itinerary builder site.

San Francisco, USA to Ponce is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Ponce: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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.
On the 4th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Culebra road trip site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ponce to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. While traveling from Ponce, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Culebra, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Plaza Las Americas and Ole Puerto Rico. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Caribbean Trading Company Store (in Palmer). There's still lots to do: stop by Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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