10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary maker

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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Rincon
— 1 night
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

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 3rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, then kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pata Prieta. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Malecon, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online vacation builder.

Saint Louis, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Isla de Vieques. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in January; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 82°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), zoom along the surf with Mini Boat Adventures, and then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip website.

Fly from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. January in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

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 (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon journey maker website.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In January, daytime highs in Rincon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in January, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Ponce. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Shop till you drop at The Poet's Passage and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and stop by The Butterfly People.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Juan route planning website.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.