4 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

4 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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4 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— Few hours
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then stop by Isla Vida, then shop like a local with Gallery Galleon, and finally delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip app .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In April in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Gallery Galleon ©
Gallery Galleon
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro ©
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, daytime highs in Ponce are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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

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nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 20th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, then get some fabulous bargains at Coach Outlet Store, then view the masterpieces at Botello Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): shop like a local with Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, and then browse the different shops at Plaza las Americas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planner .

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind ©
Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind

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