12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner

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Fly
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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
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Aguadilla
— 1 day
Drive
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San Juan
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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.
Plan my trip to San Juan with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Atlanta in July, with lows around 78°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel 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 find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ceiba sightseeing planner.

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, daytime highs in Ceiba are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Culebra.

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 18th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip planning site.

Fly from Ceiba to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Ceiba

— 1 night
Plan my trip to Ceiba with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Ceiba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You will leave for Isla de Vieques on the 19th (Mon).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ceiba.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Ceiba

— 1 night
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ceiba road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Ceiba in 2 hours. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 day
On the 20th (Tue), stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ceiba to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan sightseeing planner.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. You will leave for Manati on the 21st (Wed).

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario.

Find out how to plan Manati trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from San Juan to Manati in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Manati are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Arecibo travel route planner.

Arecibo is very close to Manati. In July, daytime highs in Arecibo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

On the 22nd (Thu), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Juan planner.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to San Juan takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach, explore the ancient world of The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins, then kick back and relax at Jobos Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aguadilla online visit planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Aguadilla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) 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.
On the 24th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Higueras, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary planner.

Rincon is just a stone's throw from Aguadilla. In July, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Rincon

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Aguadilla

— 1 night

Garden of the Atlantic

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aguadilla online travel planner.

Aguadilla is just a short distance from Rincon. Traveling from Rincon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aguadilla, with lows of 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Utuado online vacation planner.

Drive from Aguadilla to Utuado in 1.5 hours. In July in Utuado, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Utuado

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Aguadilla

— 1 night

Garden of the Atlantic

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aguadilla road trip planning website.

You can drive from Utuado to Aguadilla in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Fajardo on the 26th (Mon).

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 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Luquillo Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fajardo journey builder.

Traveling by car from Aguadilla to Fajardo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla

— 1 day

Garden of the Atlantic

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aguadilla road trip planning site.

Getting from Fajardo to Aguadilla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

San Juan

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at 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.

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You can drive from Aguadilla to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.