12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
Drive
2
Ceiba
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Culebra
— 1 day
Ferry
4
Ceiba
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Isla de Vieques
— 1 day
Ferry
6
Ceiba
— 1 night
Drive
7
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive
8
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
9
Manati
Drive
10
Arecibo
Drive
11
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
12
Aguadilla
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Rincon
— 1 day
Drive
14
Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive
15
Utuado
— 1 day
Drive
16
Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive
17
Fajardo
— 1 day
Drive
18
Aguadilla
— 1 day
Drive
19
San Juan
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

San Juan

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 see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Juan, with lows of 78°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Ceiba.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Ceiba

— 1 night
Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ceiba road trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ceiba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, daily temperatures in Ceiba can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. You will leave for Culebra on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Culebra

— 1 day

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra route planner.

Getting from Ceiba to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Ceiba

— 1 night
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ceiba journey planner.

Getting from Culebra to Ceiba by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Isla de Vieques

— 1 day

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 18th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques visit planner.

Getting from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques by ferry takes about 2 hours. 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 18th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ceiba.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Ceiba

— 1 night
To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ceiba trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Ceiba in 2 hours. You'll set off for El Yunque National Forest on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ceiba to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. You will leave for Manati on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Manati

Manatí is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) on the northern coast, north of Morovis and Ciales; east of Florida and Barceloneta; and west of Vega Baja. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manati tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Manati takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Manati can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Manati

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Arecibo

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. On the 20th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio.

Plan my trip to Arecibo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Arecibo is very close to Manati. In July, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan online road trip planner.

Getting from Arecibo to San Juan by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Aguadilla

— 2 nights

Garden of the Atlantic

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Crashboat Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jobos Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aguadilla road trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Aguadilla in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rincon

— 1 day

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon tour itinerary planner.

Rincon is very close to Aguadilla. July in Rincon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Rincon

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Aguadilla

— 1 night

Garden of the Atlantic

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Aguadilla travel route planner.

Aguadilla is just a short distance from Rincon. Traveling from Rincon in July, plan for little chillier nights in Aguadilla, with lows around 75°F. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Utuado.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Utuado

— 1 day
Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. On the 24th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan my Utuado trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Aguadilla to Utuado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Utuado can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Utuado

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Aguadilla

— 1 night

Garden of the Atlantic

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aguadilla online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utuado to Aguadilla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Fajardo on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Fajardo

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luquillo Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fajardo planner.

You can drive from Aguadilla to Fajardo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Fajardo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla

— 1 day

Garden of the Atlantic

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aguadilla trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Fajardo to Aguadilla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. You will leave for San Juan on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

San Juan

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip site.

You can drive from Aguadilla to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.