9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  14 h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Seattle

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.
Visit Sun Bay Beach and Navio Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Malecon. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Isla de Vieques hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach

1
night
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Domes Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rincon trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponce journey planner.

Getting from Rincon to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rincon in June: high temperatures in Ponce hover around 83°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Carolina Beach. Visit Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to Luquillo to see Balneario Luquillo about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

Drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. While traveling from Ponce, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 78°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Balneario Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Carolina Beach ©
Carolina Beach

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