14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
Drive
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
5
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly
6
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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San Juan

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, kick back and relax at Playa Ocean Park, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Fundacion Casa Cortes, contemplate the long history of La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect San Juan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches

El Yunque National Forest

On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest route planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Ocean Park, then stop by Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary app.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ponce

— 3 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 23rd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos, admire all the interesting features of La Guancha de Ponce, then take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Parque de Bombas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponce online route planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in September: highs in Ponce hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Isla de Vieques

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Isabel Segunda and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa Media Luna. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Navio, stroll through Black Sand Beach, join in the after-dark buzz at Al's Mar Azul, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. September in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

On the 29th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ocean Park, then explore the world behind art at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Juan road trip planning site.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

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.