9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and finally kick back and relax at La Chiva.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in March, with highs in Isla de Vieques at 84°F and lows at 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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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum ©
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Rincon

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

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rincon online journey planner .

Fly from Isla de Vieques to Rincon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Isla de Vieques in March, Rincon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

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

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo de Arte de Ponce and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parque de Bombas and Los Morrillos Light. When in Ponce, make a side trip to see Playa Sucia in Cabo Rojo, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hacienda Buena Vista, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Armstrong - Poventud, shop like a local with Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponce trip planner.

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ponce, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to San Juan Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at San Juan Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Juan online holiday planner .

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 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

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