5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Newark

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night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Juan online attractions planner .

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 90°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Casa Bacardi ©
Casa Bacardi

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ponce attractions planning tool .

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in October: highs in Ponce hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Museums
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Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

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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 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Maria's Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rincon trip planner .

Getting from Ponce to Rincon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Maria's Beach ©
Maria's Beach
Spas
Playa Oeste Gallery ©
Playa Oeste Gallery

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Aguadilla

Aguadilla ©
Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach and then get your game on at Ice Skating.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aguadilla trip planner.

Aguadilla is just a stone's throw from Rincon. Traveling from Rincon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aguadilla, with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors
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Ice Skating ©
Ice Skating
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach

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