4 days in Ponce & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

4 days in Ponce & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

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4 days in Ponce & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

Start: Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Ponce

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isla de Caja de Muertos. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ponce road trip app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Museums
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Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Chiva, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Malecon ©
Malecon