10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

2
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 outdoors at Secret Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Chiva and Media Luna Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, stroll through La Plata Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary tool .

Kansas City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in February; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 83°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 26th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, then kick back and relax at Domes Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at El Faro Lighthouse. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and then stroll through Steps Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rincon vacation planning tool .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Rincon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In February, daytime highs in Rincon are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 28th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

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

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in February, Ponce is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©

3
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 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, stop by Coqui el Original, then don't miss a visit to San Juan Gate, then stroll the grounds of San Juan Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Fishing Charters & Tours

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