9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Isabela
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
La Parguera
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
7
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Nashville

1
night
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 12th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get to know the fascinating history of La Muralla.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online trip planner .

Nashville, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nashville to San Juan. Traveling from Nashville in July, San Juan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling

few
hours
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. To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arecibo day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. In July in Arecibo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toIsabela.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors Tours Parks

few
hours
Isabela

Isabela
Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián; west of Quebradillas; and east of Aguadilla and Moca. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Poza De Las Golondrinas.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isabela trip maker app .

Drive from Arecibo to Isabela in an hour. July in Isabela sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Parguera.

Things to do in Isabela

Outdoors Beaches Parks

few
hours
La Parguera

La Parguera
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Parguera driving holiday app .

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to La Parguera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. July in La Parguera sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. You'll set off for Isabela on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in La Parguera

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum and then make a trip to Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ponce trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from La Parguera to Ponce by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ponce History Museum ©
Ponce History Museum
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga ©
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

1
night
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.
Bieque Eco Trips - Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bieque Eco Trips - Tours, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally have fun at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
La Gran Ceiba de Vieques ©
La Gran Ceiba de Vieques
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Step off the beaten path and head to The Innovation and Icacos Island. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Caribbean Trading Company Store (in Palmer), Luquillo (Zipline & Balneario Luquillo) and Carolina Children's Museum (in Carolina). Enjoy San Juan some more: step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Casa Cortes, get outside with Ruta Nativa, and walk around La Marquesa Forest Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan itinerary site .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fajardo, Luquillo, La Marquesa Forest Park, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Carolina Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Innovation ©
The Innovation
Icacos Island ©
Icacos Island
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island

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