19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Aguadilla
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Cabo Rojo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Carolina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New York City

3
nights
Aguadilla

Aguadilla ©
Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crashboat Beach and Paseo Lineal. Visiting Survival Beach and Shacks Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Aguadilla with an excursion to Bosque Estatal De Guajataca in Isabela--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins, make a trip to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, get outside with Pozo de Jacinto, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rompe Olas.

To see photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Aguadilla tour itinerary builder app .

Los Angeles, USA to Aguadilla is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Aguadilla. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Aguadilla reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isabela
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 28th (Sat), stop by Caribbean Trading Rincon, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around El Faro Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Steps Beach.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rincon online trip builder .

Rincon is just a stone's throw from Aguadilla. Traveling from Aguadilla in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rincon, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Caribbean Trading Rincon ©
Caribbean Trading Rincon

3
nights
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge, then visit a coastal fixture at Los Morrillos Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Playa Sucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): head off the coast to Isla de Ratones, take a stroll through Joyuda, and then kick back and relax at Buye Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cabo Rojo online route builder .

Traveling by car from Rincon to Cabo Rojo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach
Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cardona Island Light.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce road trip website .

Drive from Cabo Rojo to Ponce in an hour. In April, Ponce is a bit cooler than Cabo Rojo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Ponce History Museum ©
Ponce History Museum
Cardona Island Light ©
Cardona Island Light

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Get outdoors at El Yunque Rain Forest and El Yunque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Tree Trail and Juan Diego Falls. Take a break from El Yunque National Forest with a short trip to Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao in Ceiba, about 32 minutes away.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip builder site .

Drive from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. April in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carolina.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luquillo, Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao
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Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
El Yunque ©
El Yunque

2
nights
Carolina

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 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then revel in the low prices at Trollbeads. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Grove Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carolina road trip app .

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Carolina by car takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Carolina can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Carolina

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trollbeads, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mar Chiquita and Isla Verde Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Vega Baja and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Juan attractions planning website .

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Carolina. In April in San Juan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa Vega Baja
Highlights from your plan
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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