15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
Fajardo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luquillo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Carolina
— 1 night
Drive
6
Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly

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Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Caracas Beach and Secret Beach (Pata Prieta). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay Beach, kick back and relax at La Chiva, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning site.

Detroit, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. In March, Isla de Vieques is much hotter than Detroit - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Fajardo

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Icacos Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fajardo travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo in 2 hours. March in Fajardo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in Fajardo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Luquillo

— 2 nights
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. On the 14th (Sun), stop by Monkey Threads, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Monserrate Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Luquillo.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luquillo trip itinerary maker app.

Luquillo is very close to Fajardo. March in Luquillo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Big Tree Trail and then admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip maker site.

You can drive from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carolina.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Carolina

— 1 night

Land of Giants

Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Unique Outdoor Experience and then kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carolina route planning tool.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Carolina takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Carolina

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Aguadilla

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jobos Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aguadilla trip planner.

You can drive from Carolina to Aguadilla in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

San Juan

— 4 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.
Sitio Histórico de San Juan and The Poet's Passage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Condado Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, explore the world behind art at Fundacion Casa Cortes, and get some fabulous bargains at Coach Outlet Store.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Juan attractions planner.

Getting from Aguadilla to San Juan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.