9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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), enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rincon online trip maker .

Washington DC, USA to Rincon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Rincon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Rincon to be much warmer, around 80°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
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), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce day trip tool .

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rincon in May; daily highs in Ponce reach 83°F and lows reach 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo and then stroll through Ocean Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, get a taste of the local shopping with The Poet's Passage, then look for gifts at Coqui el Original, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site.

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Drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Balneario Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Media Luna Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get in touch with nature at Navio Beach and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, and stop by Isla Vida.

Make your Isla de Vieques itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off 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
Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach

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