6 days in San Juan & Ponce Itinerary

6 days in San Juan & Ponce Itinerary

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6 days in San Juan & Ponce Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Juan

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunshine Tours, and make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In June in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 28th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, then get to know the fascinating history of La Guancha, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponce trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in June, plan for little chillier days in Ponce, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes ©
Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes

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