10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Domes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip app .

Newark, USA to Rincon is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much warmer in Rincon: highs are around 84°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and Zipline. Take a break from the city and head to El Yunque Rain Forest and Balneario Luquillo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Yunque National Forest: Palomino Island (in Las Croabas) and Fajardo (Fishing Charters & Tours & Icacos Island).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip builder app .

Getting from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo, Fajardo, Zipline
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Zipline

3
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Cueva del Indio and Paseo de la Princesa. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip maker app .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cueva del Indio
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

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