13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Dorado
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
San Juan
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Barceloneta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Memphis

5
nights
Dorado

Dorado ©
Dorado is a town and municipality in the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), 15mi west of San Juan and is located in the northern region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja. Get in touch with nature at Hacienda Buena Vista and Hot Spring Pool. Venture out of the city with trips to Cueva de la Mora (in Comerio), El Museo Castillo Serralles (in Ponce) and Salinas (Albergue Olimpico & Salinas Speedway). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, play a few rounds at Dorado Beach Resort & Golf Club, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dorado trip builder.

Memphis, USA to Dorado is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Memphis in May, expect Dorado to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Dorado

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponce, Salinas, Cueva de la Mora, Aguas Termales, Dorado Del Mar
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Dorado Del Mar ©
Dorado Del Mar
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Hacienda Buena Vista ©
Hacienda Buena Vista

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Casa Bacardi has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Old San Juan and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina. Do your shopping at Plaza Las Américas and Spicy Caribbee. Venture out of the city with trips to Caribbean Trading Company Store (in Palmer) and El Yunque National Forest (The El Yunque Rain Forest & Luquillo Beach). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, stop by The Cigar House, kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach, and wander the streets of Ocean Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan itinerary planner.

San Juan is just a short distance from Dorado. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Barceloneta.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carolina, Luquillo Beach, El Yunque Rain Forest, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
night
Barceloneta

Barceloneta ©
Affectionately nicknamed "City of Pineapples," Barceloneta owes its agricultural heritage to the fertility of its land and the purity its water, with its large underground water reservoirs attracting pharmaceutical companies in recent years.
On the 29th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Tunel de Guajataca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, and then get some fabulous bargains at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barceloneta trip generator.

Getting from San Juan to Barceloneta by car takes about an hour. In May in Barceloneta, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barceloneta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tunel de Guajataca, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Playa Mar Chiquita, Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park
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Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park ©
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita

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