20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Aguada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Mayaguez
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aguada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
San Juan
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h
8
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Austin

1
night
Aguada

Aguada
To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aguada travel itinerary planner.

Austin, USA to Aguada is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Aguada is 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in July, expect nights in Aguada to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 87°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Aguada

Outdoors Tours Adventure

1
night
Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mayaguez online trip planner .

Getting from Aguada to Mayaguez by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero ©
Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero
Porta del Sol - West ©
Porta del Sol - West

1
night
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 4th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins.

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Traveling by car from Mayaguez to Aguadilla takes an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Aguadilla when traveling from Mayaguez in July, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Montones Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dos Bocas, trot along with a tour on horseback, then experience rural life at Sandra Farms Coffee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Schoenstatt.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ponce trip planner .

You can drive from Aguadilla to Ponce in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aguada.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Utuado, Sandra Farms Coffee, Aventura Cueva Ventana
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Lake Dos Bocas ©
Lake Dos Bocas
La Guancha ©
La Guancha

1
night
Aguada

Aguada ©
On the 8th (Mon), go for a stroll along the water at Rincon Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Maria's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Domes Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Ponce to Aguada takes 2 hours. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Aguada

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rincon
Highlights from your plan
Maria's Beach ©
Maria's Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

7
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Carolina Children's Museum and Isla Verde Beach. Attractions like Playa Vega Baja and Condado Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: La Marquesa Forest Park (in Guaynabo), Playa Mar Chiquita (in Manati) and Caguas Botanical Garden William Miranda Marin (in Caguas). There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario El Escambron, take a memorable tour with Tours, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner .

You can drive from Aguada to San Juan in 2.5 hours. In July in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina, Playa Vega Baja, Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin, La Marquesa Forest Park, Luquillo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Children's Museum ©
Carolina Children's Museum
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, then explore the activities along Sun Bay, then don't miss a visit to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays, enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at La Plata Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach.

You can plan Isla de Vieques trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from San Juan 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 in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Las Paylas and Torre Britton. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao and Playa La Pared. When in El Yunque National Forest, make a side trip to see Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind in Loiza, approximately 32 minutes away.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luquillo, Rio Grande, Trollbeads, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Las Paylas ©
Las Paylas
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail

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