9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 1 night
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
3
Rincon
— 1 night
4
Ponce
— 2 nights

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 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

Tulum, Mexico to San Juan is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Tulum to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulum in January, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Zipline
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach and then stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In January in Culebra, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Culebra to Rincon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. January in Rincon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, thenexamine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

You can plan Ponce trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Rincon to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rincon in January, Ponce is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

Similar Plans

11 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO April, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM BAHAMAS May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans