9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Orocovis
Drive
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Aibonito
— 1 night
Drive
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to Palmer
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Palmer
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and then browse the different shops at Plaza Las Americas.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Juan itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Arecibo

— 1 day
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 20th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then explore the ancient world of Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arecibo trip planner.

Drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Juan in June: highs in Arecibo hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 20th (Sun), join in the after-dark buzz at Tamboo Tavern.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Arecibo in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rincon: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Nightlife

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Balneario de Boqueron, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Los Morrillos, and then stroll through Playa Sucia.

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Drive from Rincon to Cabo Rojo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ponce.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

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Drive from Cabo Rojo to Ponce in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Ponce is slightly colder than Cabo Rojo - with highs of 83°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orocovis.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums

Orocovis

Orocovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with Toro Verde and then admire the sheer force of Catarata Chorro de Dona Juana.

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Getting from Ponce to Orocovis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Orocovis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aibonito.

Things to do in Orocovis

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Aibonito

— 1 night
Aibonito is a small mountain municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the Mountain range of Cayey, north of Salinas; south of Barranquitas and Comerio; east of Coamo; and west of Cidra, and Cayey. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Natural Protected Area Canon de San Cristobal.

Before you visit Aibonito, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Orocovis to Aibonito takes an hour. In June in Aibonito, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Aibonito

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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 24th (Thu): make a trip to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, get a taste of the local shopping with Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Chiva and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Aibonito to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Palmer

— 1 night
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through El Yunque.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Palmer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.