11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Vega Baja and Balneario El Escambron. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Mar Chiquita in Manati (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan itinerary planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Guadalajara to San Juan, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in July: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de Arte de Ponce and Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe. Venture out of the city with trips to La Parguera (Playa Rosada & Isla Mata La Gata), Cayo Caracoles (in Lajas) and La Escalinata (in Yauco). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga and view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ponce trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Getting from Ponce to Isla de Vieques by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carlos Rosario.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.