6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
— 1 night


San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Poet's Passage and Walter Otero Contemporary Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Caribbean Trading Company Store and Plaza Las Americas. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Mini Boat Adventures in Fajardo, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

Nashville, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Juan, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Utopia, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip app.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in October, you will find days in Ponce are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Shopping
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Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:


— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Culebra day trip app.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October in Culebra, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.