9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner
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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Caguas
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Caguas
— 1 night
Drive
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Yauco
— 1 night
Drive
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Guanica
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Yauco
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
Fly

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Caguas — 1 night

Caguas, founded in 1775, is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, south of San Juan and Trujillo Alto, west of Gurabo and San Lorenzo, east of Aguas Buenas, Cidra, and Cayey.Caguas is located 20mi (twenty minutes to an hour by car) from San Juan and 40mi (an hour and a half by car; it may take longer because of mountainous area in between the two cities) from Ponce. To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caguas planning tool.

Tampa, USA to Caguas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Caguas are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Yauco.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Yauco — 1 night

Yauco is a city and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centered on the city of the same name. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Macromural Brisa Tropical.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yauco trip planner.

You can drive from Caguas to Yauco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Guanica.
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Guanica — 2 nights

Guánica is a town and municipality in southern Puerto Rico (U.S.), bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Sabana Grande, east of Lajas, and west of Yauco. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museo de Arte de Ponce and Island Scuba. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Estatal de Guanica, take in nature's colorful creations at Finca El Girasol, and take a stroll through La Parguera.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Guanica road trip planner.

Guanica is just a stone's throw from Yauco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Juan.
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San Juan — 2 nights

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planner.

You can drive from Guanica to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yauco.
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Yauco — 1 night

On the 31st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at La Escalinata and then go for a walk through Macromural Brisa Tropical.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yauco trip itinerary builder.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Yauco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to San Juan.
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San Juan

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Juan route app.

Drive from Yauco to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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