30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Rincon
— 4 nights
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Ponce
— 5 nights
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San Juan
— 8 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
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Rincon

— 4 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Explore hidden gems such as Crashboat Beach and Playa Sucia. Appreciate the collections at Playa Oeste Gallery and Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe. Get out of town with these interesting Rincon side-trips: Catarata Gozalandia (in San Sebastian), Isabela (Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca & Jobos Beach) and Cabo Rojo (Buye Beach & Faro Los Morrillos). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, explore the ancient world of The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins, and stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary planning tool.

Miami, USA to Rincon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Rincon is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Miami in April since evenings lows in Rincon dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponce

— 5 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Castillo Serralles and Panteon Nacional Roman Baldorioty de Castro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe and Hacienda Buena Vista. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponce: Cana Gorda Beach (in Playa de Guanica), Yauco (La Escalinata & Macromural Brisa Tropical) and Island Scuba (in Guanica). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Plaza del Caribe, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ponce tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in May, expect Ponce to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Juan

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Luquillo Beach and Ocean Park Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Aventura Cueva Ventana (in Arecibo), Playa Mar Chiquita (in Manati) and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets (in Barceloneta). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at El Yunque Rain Forest and Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan and Caribbean Trading Company Store. You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo) and Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas).

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. May in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Culebrita. Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario, stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, and step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife.

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Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Isla de Vieques

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Caracas Beach and Navio Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pata Prieta, head off the coast to Vieques Island, kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.