11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
5
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
6
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to San Juan
7
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Isla Verde.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Arecibo

— 1 night
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe Apostol and then discover the deep blue sea with Xtreme Divers.

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Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. In July in Arecibo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Rincon

— 2 nights

Corner

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 (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see majestic marine mammals with Fathom Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Crashboat and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rompe Olas.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rincon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to Rincon takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rincon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Cardona Island Light and then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha de Ponce.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ponce trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Ponce are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through El Yunque National Forest.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Plata Beach and then admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

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Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and then wander the streets of Old San Juan.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.