9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Head to Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind and The Poet's Passagefor some retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Luquillo Beach and Condado Beach. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take an in-depth tour of Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, enjoy the sand and surf at Carolina Beach, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan visit planner .

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in June since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Carolina Beach, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

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You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Juan in June: highs in Ponce hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Shopping
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 22nd (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest tour planner.

You can drive from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ponce in June: highs in El Yunque National Forest hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife Parks Nature
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and then view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Gallery Galleon ©
Gallery Galleon

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