15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rincon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
5
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hacienda Buena Vista, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce online route planner .

Austin, USA to Ponce is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponce, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Nature
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El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Hacienda Buena Vista ©
Hacienda Buena Vista

3
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Relax by the water at Domes Beach and Buye Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Los Morrillos Light and El Faro Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Rincon to Aguadilla to see Crashboat Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon holiday planning website .

Getting from Ponce to Rincon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rincon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Crashboat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

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.
Visit Media Luna Beach and Navio Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Secret Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, and get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques visit planning app .

Fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, then examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 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 up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

4
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Relax by the water at Monserrate Beach and Playa Mar Chiquita. Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista and Age Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Luquillo (Zipline & Balneario Luquillo) and Icacos Island (in Fajardo). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Ole Puerto Rico, and steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site.

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San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo, Icacos Island, Playa Mar Chiquita
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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