10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Ceiba
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ceiba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
San Juan
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Paseo de la Princesa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and finally make a trip to La Muralla. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Colon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan holiday tool .

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get warmer in San Juan: highs are around 87°F and lows about 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, then take in the awesome beauty at El Yunque, and then take some stellar pictures from Torre Britton.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ceiba.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

1
night
Ceiba

Ceiba
Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ceiba journey builder tool .

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to Ceiba in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Ceiba are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors Tours Beaches

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Isabel Segunda, then view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, and finally take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ceiba.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Isabel Segunda ©
Isabel Segunda
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay ©
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

1
night
Ceiba

Ceiba
To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ceiba trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Ceiba in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Ponce on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors Tours Beaches

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 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Fundacion Biblioteca Rafael Hernandez Colon, take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum, and then take in the waterfront at La Guancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ponce vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ceiba to Ponce by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Ceiba in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 70°F in Ponce. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Ponce History Museum ©
Ponce History Museum
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
La Guancha ©
La Guancha

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
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 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, then enjoy the sea views from Punta Higuera Light House, and finally explore the galleries of El Faro Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rincon when traveling from Ponce in December, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Rincon

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas
Punta Higuera Light House ©
Punta Higuera Light House

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sardinera, head outdoors with El Poza del Obispo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Arecibo day trip planning site .

You can drive from Rincon to Arecibo in 2 hours. Traveling from Rincon in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Arecibo, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Sardinera
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El Poza del Obispo ©
El Poza del Obispo
Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park ©

few
hours
San Juan

San Juan ©
On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Arte De Bayamon, and then appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Arecibo to San Juan takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo De Arte De Bayamon
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Museo De Arte De Bayamon ©
Museo De Arte De Bayamon
Paseo de los Presidentes ©
Paseo de los Presidentes

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