9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
2
Rincon
— 1 night
3
Ponce
— 3 nights
4
San Juan
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 29th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at Caracas Beach. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then browse the exhibits of Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and finally stroll through La Chiva.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Seattle to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in March: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 84°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum ©
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rincon road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore hidden gems such as Los Morrillos Lighthouse and Parque de Bombas. Hacienda Buena Vista and Cardona Island Light are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Ponce to go to Cabo Rojo and see Playa Sucia, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ponce travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Ponce when traveling from Rincon in March, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo
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Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Hacienda Buena Vista ©
Hacienda Buena Vista

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, make a trip to La Puerta de San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in San Juan are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

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