10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
5
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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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 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Biaggi & Faure Fine Art and then don't miss a visit to Holocaust Memorial Monument. On the next day, examine the collection at Para la Naturaleza, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, and then don't miss a visit to Parroquia San Francisco de Asis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

Houston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Juan. While traveling from Houston, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then go for a stroll along the water at Rincon Marina.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rincon visit planner.

Drive from San Juan to Rincon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. December in Rincon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Spas · Parks
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Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga and then take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Westside Adventures and then get a new perspective on things with Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce visit planner.

Drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Ponce, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

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Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brava Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carlos Rosario and then relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Culebra in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In December in Culebra, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at La Plata Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and then relax and rejuvenate at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques travel site.

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Spas · Museums · Beaches
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Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.