6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mayaguez
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Caguas
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Columbus

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then play a few rounds at Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cardona Island Light.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce journey planning site .

Columbus, USA to Ponce is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbus to Ponce, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Columbus in December; daily highs in Ponce reach 80°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club ©
Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Cardona Island Light ©
Cardona Island Light

1
night
Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Porta del Sol - West, step off the mainland to explore Mona Island, and then make a trip to Plaza Colon.

Before you visit Mayaguez, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Ponce to Mayaguez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ponce in December, Mayaguez is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Caguas.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Porta del Sol - West ©
Porta del Sol - West
Plaza Colon ©
Plaza Colon
Mona Island ©
Mona Island

1
night
Caguas

Caguas ©
Caguas, founded in 1775, is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, south of San Juan and Trujillo Alto, west of Gurabo and San Lorenzo, east of Aguas Buenas, Cidra, and Cayey.Caguas is located 20mi (twenty minutes to an hour by car) from San Juan and 40mi (an hour and a half by car; it may take longer because of mountainous area in between the two cities) from Ponce. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza Palmer, then get outside with Bowlera, and then get answers to all your questions at Caguas Tourism Office.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Caguas online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mayaguez to Caguas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Caguas

Outdoors Museums
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Bowlera ©
Bowlera
Plaza Palmer ©
Plaza Palmer

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 16th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi, take a stroll through Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, then make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Juan day trip planner.

San Juan is just a short distance from Caguas. In December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
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