9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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 Vieques National Wildlife Refuge and La Chiva. You'll get in some beach time at Media Luna Beach and Navio Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sun Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach, and shop like a local with Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Isla de Vieques. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luquillo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

1
night
Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. On the 19th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luquillo online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Luquillo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Zipline
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce day trip website .

Drive from Luquillo to Ponce in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

2
nights
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 21st (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Domes Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Maria's Beach, then stop by Ocean State of Mind, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buye Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip builder website .

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Ponce, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rincon, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Buye Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach
Maria's Beach ©
Maria's Beach

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