19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Aguadilla
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Aguada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ponce
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
5
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Miami

2
nights
Aguadilla

Aguadilla ©
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 5th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jobos Beach, then don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Gozalandia Waterfall and then cool off at Las Cascadas Water Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aguadilla online trip maker .

Miami, USA to Aguadilla is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aguada.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isabela, Gozalandia Waterfall, Tunel de Guajataca
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Jobos Beach ©
Jobos Beach
Las Cascadas Water Park ©
Las Cascadas Water Park
Tunel de Guajataca ©
Tunel de Guajataca

1
night
Aguada

Aguada ©
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Ocean State of Mind, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Domes Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aguada trip website .

Aguada is just a short distance from Aguadilla. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Aguada

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rincon
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

5
nights
Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and La Guancha make great kid-friendly stops. When in Ponce, make a side trip to see Aventura Cueva Ventana in Arecibo, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, and see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponce online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Aguada to Ponce takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aventura Cueva Ventana, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 12th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then identify plant and animal life at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Zipline

4
nights
Isla de Vieques

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.
Family-friendly places like Sun Bay and Media Luna Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, stroll through Secret Beach, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, and take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Attractions like Luquillo Beach and Condado Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and take a stroll through Old San Juan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip site .

Fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Luquillo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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