10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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Fly
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly

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San Juan — 3 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ocean Park as well as Paseo de la Princesa. On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa and then wander the streets of Ocean Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Luquillo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. In December, San Juan is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ponce.
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Ponce — 2 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 20th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ponce trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in December; daily highs in Ponce reach 80°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Nasa as well as Al's Mar Azul. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Navio, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Crab Island Rum Distillery.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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