5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Rincon
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), stop by Ocean State of Mind, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip itinerary planning app.

Valparaiso, USA to Rincon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Valparaiso to Rincon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Rincon: highs are around 88°F and lows about 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, then pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce online day trip planner.

Drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In May, Ponce is little chillier than Rincon - with highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Historic Sites · Museums

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, and then kick back and relax at Caracas Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. May in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

San Juan

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Juan sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.