9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Caribbean tour itinerary planner

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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Orocovis
Drive
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Aibonito
— 1 night
Drive
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to Palmer
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Palmer
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plaza Las Americas as well as Old San Juan. On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan and then browse the different shops at Plaza Las Americas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In June, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Arecibo

— 1 day
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. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, then make a trip to Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then delve into the distant past at Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arecibo online trip planner.

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

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tamboo Tavern as well as Plaza Colon. On the 22nd (Sat), join in the after-dark buzz at Tamboo Tavern.

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Getting from Arecibo to Rincon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arecibo in June: highs in Rincon hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Nightlife

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balneario de Boqueron, Faro Los Morrillos and Bosque Estatal de Guanica. On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario de Boqueron, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Los Morrillos, and then kick back and relax at Playa Sucia.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo Rojo trip planner.

Drive from Rincon to Cabo Rojo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
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 get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cabo Rojo to Ponce in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cabo Rojo in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ponce: highs are around 83°F and lows about 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orocovis.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums

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. On the 25th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at Toro Verde and then admire the sheer force of Catarata Chorro de Dona Juana.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orocovis trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ponce to Orocovis in 1.5 hours. In June in Orocovis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 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

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Aibonito

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Protected Area Canon de San Cristobal.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Aibonito holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Orocovis to Aibonito takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Aibonito

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
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, take in the exciting artwork at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva and then stroll through Balneario Sun Bay.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Getting from Aibonito to Isla de Vieques by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Palmer

— 1 night
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Palmer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. June in Palmer sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.

Rio Grande travel guide

4.2
Zipline · Nightlife · Gift & Specialty Shops
Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System. Plenty of rainfall irrigates the jungle setting just outside the town, where you can discover a rugged landscape dominated by thick foliage, majestic waterfalls, major rivers, and dramatic crags. Hiking and bird-watching remain top things to do in Rio Grande, which provides ample dining and lodging options to satisfy the demands of thousands of tourists flocking here every year. Although it doesn't boast an impressive history or many cultural attractions, the town serves as a comfortable base for trips into the surrounding wilderness.