10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Isabela
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Colon, then get to know the fascinating history of La Muralla, then explore the world behind art at Fundacion Casa Cortes, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan tour planning website .

Columbus, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbus to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect San Juan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Zipline
Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and El Hombre de Puerto Ferro. Get outdoors at Vieques Island and La Chiva. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Isla Vida, and stroll through La Plata Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
San Juan

On the 14th (Sun), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Isabela.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Balneario Luquillo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
night
Isabela

Isabela ©
Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián; west of Quebradillas; and east of Aguadilla and Moca. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Paseo Lineal, then don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, then get outside with Pozo de Jacinto, and finally kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isabela trip planner .

You can drive from San Juan to Isabela in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daytime highs in Isabela are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isabela

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Pozo de Jacinto ©
Pozo de Jacinto
Bosque Estatal De Guajataca ©
Bosque Estatal De Guajataca

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