9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Minneapolis

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sun Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Chiva and Caracas Beach. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, look for gifts at Isla Vida, head off the coast to Vieques Island, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques attractions planning app .

Minneapolis, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Isla de Vieques to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
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 30th (Sat), kick back and relax at Survival Beach, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): kick back and relax at Steps Beach and then shop like a local with Rincon Art Walk.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rincon trip planning tool .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Rincon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Isla de Vieques in March since evenings lows in Rincon dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach
Rincon Art Walk ©
Rincon Art Walk

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Capitol of Puerto Rico, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Luquillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, get a taste of the local shopping with The Poet's Passage, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip builder site .

Drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in March, plan for slightly colder nights in San Juan, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Zipline
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Zipline
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

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