24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 4 nights
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Rincon
— 4 nights
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Arecibo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fajardo
— 4 nights
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Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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Ponce — 4 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore hidden gems such as Isla de Caja de Muertos and Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe. Venture out of the city with trips to Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in La Parguera). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and make a trip to Calle 25 de Enero.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ponce trip builder app.

Hartford, USA to Ponce is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Hartford in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponce, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rincon.
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Rincon — 4 nights

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Buye and Sandy Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rincon: Playa Crashboat (in Aguadilla), Isabela (Jobos Beach & Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca) and Faro Los Morrillos (in Cabo Rojo). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, sample some tasty brews at Spotin tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Steps Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In July in Rincon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Arecibo — 3 nights

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park. Explore Arecibo's surroundings by going to Playa Vega Baja (in Vega Baja) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arecibo road trip website.

You can drive from Rincon to Arecibo in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Malecon and Mosquito Pier. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Navio, stroll through Playa Caracas, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Vieques Island.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip planner.

You can fly from Arecibo to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 3 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Explore hidden gems such as Culebrita and Museo Historico de Culebra. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Tamarindo, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra online trip builder.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Fajardo.
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Fajardo — 4 nights

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Explore hidden gems such as Balneario Luquillo and Isla Palominos. Venture out of the city with trips to El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque National Forest & Yokahu Observation Tower). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Icacos, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Luquillo, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fajardo trip planner.

Fly from Culebra to Fajardo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daily temperatures in Fajardo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back 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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