9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rincon vacation builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Rincon is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Rincon to be warmer, around 80°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ponce using our trip planner.

Getting from Rincon to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rincon in May, with highs in Ponce at 83°F and lows at 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 26th (Sun), kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo and then kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage, thenstop by Coqui el Original, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in San Juan, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Balneario Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Ocean Park Beach ©
Ocean Park Beach

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Chiva and Media Luna Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sun Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

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