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
Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vega Baja
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
End: New York City

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at 3 Mujeres.

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

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in San Juan reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage

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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 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Secret Beach and then stroll through Caracas Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques itinerary planner.

Isla de Vieques is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

2
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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 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Steps Beach, then kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Rompe Olas. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rincon tour itinerary app .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Rincon by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aguadilla, Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas
Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge ©
Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You've now added La Guancha to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of La Guancha. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Rosada, and then stop by Plaza del Caribe.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponce attractions planner .

Getting from Rincon to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in January, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Ponce. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vega Baja.

Things to do in Ponce

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Rosada
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La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Playa Rosada ©
Playa Rosada

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nights
Vega Baja

Vega Baja
Vega Baja is a municipality in north central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northern coast, north of Morovis; east of Manatí; and west of Vega Alta. To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vega Baja route planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Vega Baja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. January in Vega Baja sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Vega Baja

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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