10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly

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Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra journey planning app.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Culebra is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Ponce in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. In January, daytime highs in Ponce are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Attractions like Old San Juan and Pine Grove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and stop by Spicy Caribbee.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip maker app.

Drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Sun Bay Beach and Caracas Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through La Chiva, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip planning site.

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. In January in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.