12 days in Puerto Rico & Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Puerto Rico, Spain
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Taxi + Ferry:  18 h
2
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Ponce, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Puerto Rico, Spain

Puerto Rico ©
Known for being the sunniest place in Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico attracts throngs of holidaymakers with its small but beautiful beach, wide selection of water sports, and plenty of family-friendly attractions.
On the 6th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, then kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, then stop by Tresor Noir, and finally get great views at Mirador de Puerto de Mogan. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Medio Almud, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Rico.

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New York City, USA to Puerto Rico is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Puerto Rico, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Puerto Rico

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mogan, Puerto de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa Puerto Rico ©
Playa Puerto Rico

2
nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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.
Get in touch with nature at Caracas Beach and La Chiva. Do your shopping at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Isla Vida. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, stroll through Media Luna Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry from Puerto Rico to Isla de Vieques in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Rico to Isla de Vieques is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Rico in July: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 88°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ponce online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites 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

5
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Do your shopping at Plaza Las Americas and Caribbean Trading Company Store. Get some cultural insight at Old San Juan and Galeria Botello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo), Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach, revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. July in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Scuba & Snorkeling, Luquillo Beach, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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