7 days in San Juan, Ponce & Rincon Itinerary

7 days in San Juan, Ponce & Rincon Itinerary

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7 days in San Juan, Ponce & Rincon Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: San Juan

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Isla Verde Beach. Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, and make a trip to La Muralla.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

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Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, get engrossed in the history at Ponce History Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cardona Island Light, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. March in Ponce sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

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Ponce History Museum ©
Ponce History Museum
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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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 20th (Fri): stop by Ocean State of Mind, then take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Steps Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Punta Higuera Light House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Ponce in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rincon, with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rincon

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Punta Higuera Light House ©
Punta Higuera Light House
Spas

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