9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Boston

3
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.
Visiting Crashboat Beach and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Sucia and Los Morrillos Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Rincon: Gozalandia Waterfall (in San Sebastian), Plaza Colon (in Mayaguez) and Aventura Cueva Ventana (in Arecibo). It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rincon online sightseeing planner .

Boston, USA to Rincon is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in August: high temperatures in Rincon hover around 90°F and lows are around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Crashboat Beach, Plaza Colon, Aventura Cueva Ventana, Horseback Riding Tours
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Visit Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Paseo de la Princesa for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cueva del Indio and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Playa Mar Chiquita (in Manati), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Fajardo) and Ponce (Parque de Bombas & Museo de Arte de Ponce). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Poet's Passage, ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and stroll around Parque de las Palomas.

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You can drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In August in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ponce, Playa Mar Chiquita, Cueva del Indio, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest online road trip planner .

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In August in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

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