9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Orocovis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Aibonito
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
8
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
9
Palmer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: San Juan


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1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza las Americas as well as Old San Juan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Old San Juan and then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza las Americas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. June in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas

1
day
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aventura Cueva Ventana as well as Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, then don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then delve into the distant past at Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arecibo online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. When traveling from San Juan in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Arecibo: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Highlights from your plan
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana ©

1
night
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tamboo Tavern as well as Plaza Colon. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): join in the after-dark buzz at Tamboo Tavern.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon road trip planning site .

Getting from Arecibo to Rincon by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Arecibo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rincon, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Nightlife

Side Trip

Plaza Colon
Highlights from your plan
Tamboo Tavern ©
Tamboo Tavern
Plaza Colon ©
Plaza Colon

1
night
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guanica Dry Forest, Balneario de Boqueron and Los Morrillos Light. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Los Morrillos Light, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario de Boqueron, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sucia.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo Rojo tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rincon to Cabo Rojo by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Cabo Rojo are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Guanica Dry Forest
Highlights from your plan
Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Guanica Dry Forest ©
Guanica Dry Forest

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo de Arte de Ponce as well as Parque de Bombas. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ponce itinerary app .

Drive from Cabo Rojo to Ponce in an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cabo Rojo in June: high temperatures in Ponce hover around 83°F and lows are around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orocovis.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

few
hours
Orocovis

Orocovis ©
Orocovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas. Toro Verde has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): push the limits with Toro Verde and then admire the sheer force of Dona Juana Waterfall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Orocovis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ponce to Orocovis takes an hour. June in Orocovis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aibonito.

Things to do in Orocovis

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Toro Verde ©
Toro Verde

1
night
Aibonito

Aibonito ©
Aibonito is a small mountain municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the Mountain range of Cayey, north of Salinas; south of Barranquitas and Comerio; east of Coamo; and west of Cidra, and Cayey. To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aibonito online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orocovis to Aibonito takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Aibonito can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Aibonito

Nature Parks

Side Trip

San Cristobal Canyon
Highlights from your plan
San Cristobal Canyon ©
San Cristobal Canyon

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Sand Beach, Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay and La Gran Ceiba de Vieques. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Chiva and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aibonito to Isla de Vieques. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay ©
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay

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night
Palmer

Palmer ©
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
The Outlet Mall 66 has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), get outside with El Yunque and then get some fabulous bargains at The Outlet Mall 66.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palmer online journey planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Palmer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. June in Palmer sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Palmer

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

El Yunque, The Outlet Mall 66
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
The Outlet Mall 66 ©
The Outlet Mall 66

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