10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary maker

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Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

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 3rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, then kick back and relax at La Chiva, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach (Pata Prieta). Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Malecon, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online vacation builder.

Saint Louis, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Isla de Vieques. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in January; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 82°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
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El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), zoom along the surf with Mini Boat Adventures, and then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. January in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

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 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon journey maker website.

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In January, daytime highs in Rincon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in January, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Ponce. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Shop till you drop at The Poet's Passage and The Butterfly People. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Puerto Rico Premium Outlets in Barceloneta, approximately Barceloneta away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach and sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

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You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.