24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
2
Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Arroyo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Maunabo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Vega Baja
— 2 nights
Drive
9
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Culebra

— 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Flamenco Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Melones Beach, soothe aching muscles at Culebra Yoga, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra online trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. On the next day, stop by Coqui International and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Arroyo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arroyo

— 2 nights
Arroyo is a municipality located along the southern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) and bordered by the Caribbean Sea, east of the municipality of Guayama and northwest of the municipality of Patillas. On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Charco Azul and then enjoy some diversion at Albergue Olimpico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Punta Figuras, then admire the landmark architecture of Museo Casa Cautino, and then admire the striking features of Guayama Town Plaza.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arroyo trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Arroyo takes 2.5 hours. In November in Arroyo, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maunabo.

Things to do in Arroyo

Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maunabo

— 2 nights
Maunabo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southeastern coast, northeast of Patillas and south of Yabucoa. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa La Villa Pesquera and then kick back and relax at Playa Lucia. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Punta Tuna Lighthouse and then stroll through Playa Maunabo.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maunabo sightseeing planner.

Maunabo is just a short distance from Arroyo. In November in Maunabo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Maunabo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 28th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, contemplate the long history of Museo Castillo Serralles, and then make a trip to Plaza Las Delicias. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque Estatal de Guanica.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ponce trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Maunabo to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In November in Ponce, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Camuy.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Camuy

— 2 nights
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then explore the activities along Camuy River (Rio Camuy). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get a dose of the wild on Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Camuy attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Camuy takes 2 hours. November in Camuy sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vega Baja.

Things to do in Camuy

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Vega Baja

— 2 nights
Vega Baja is a municipality in north central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northern coast, north of Morovis; east of Manatí; and west of Vega Alta. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): play a few rounds at Bahia Beach Plantation and then take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata Chorro de Dona Juana. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Antonio de Padua, and then look for gifts at Local Story.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vega Baja trip planner.

You can drive from Camuy to Vega Baja in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Vega Baja

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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.
Make the 7th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vega Baja to San Juan in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.