42 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

42 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico holiday planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 1 night
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Guaynabo
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Bayamon
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4
Dorado
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Vega Baja
— 1 night
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Manati
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Arecibo
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Hatillo
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Camuy
— 1 night
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10
Isabela
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Aguadilla
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Rincon
— 1 night
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13
Cabo Rojo
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Playa de Guanica
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Juana Diaz
— 1 night
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Ponce
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Salinas
— 1 night
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Humacao
— 1 night
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Loiza
— 1 night
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Carolina
— 2 nights
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Rio Grande
— 2 nights
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Luquillo
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Fajardo
— 1 night
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Naguabo
— 1 night
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Maunabo
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Patillas
— 1 day
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Guayama
— 1 night
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Isla de Vieques
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest
— 25 nights
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San Juan

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Condado Beach, Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In July, San Juan is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Guaynabo.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Guaynabo

Guaynabo is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico (U.S.), located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan. To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Guaynabo online journey planner.

Guaynabo is just a short distance from San Juan. In July, daytime highs in Guaynabo are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You'll set off for Bayamon on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Guaynabo

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bayamon

Bayamón is a municipality of Puerto Rico located on the northern coastal valley, north of Aguas Buenas and Comerío; south of Toa Baja and Cataño; west of Guaynabo; and east of Toa Alta and Naranjito. To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayamon travel itinerary planner.

Bayamon is just a stone's throw from Guaynabo. In July, daily temperatures in Bayamon can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. You will leave for Dorado on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Bayamon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Dorado

Dorado is a town and municipality in the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), 15mi west of San Juan and is located in the northern region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja. To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dorado trip itinerary maker app.

Dorado is just a stone's throw from Bayamon. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. You'll set off for Vega Baja on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Dorado

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Vega Baja

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vega Baja.

Before you visit Vega Baja, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Vega Baja is just a short distance from Dorado. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manati.

Things to do in Vega Baja

Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Manati

Manatí is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) on the northern coast, north of Morovis and Ciales; east of Florida and Barceloneta; and west of Vega Baja. To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manati day trip tool.

Manati is very close to Vega Baja. In July, daytime highs in Manati are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Manati

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Arecibo

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arecibo itinerary maker app.

Arecibo is just a stone's throw from Manati. In July, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Hatillo.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Hatillo

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hatillo road trip planner.

Hatillo is very close to Arecibo. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Camuy.

Things to do in Hatillo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Camuy

— 1 night
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Discover how to plan a Camuy trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Camuy is very close to Hatillo. In July, daytime highs in Camuy are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Isabela.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Isabela

Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián; west of Quebradillas; and east of Aguadilla and Moca. To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isabela travel planner.

Isabela is just a short distance from Camuy. In July in Isabela, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. You will leave for Aguadilla on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Isabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Aguadilla

Garden of the Atlantic

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aguadilla day trip planning site.

Aguadilla is just a short distance from Isabela. In July, daily temperatures in Aguadilla can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary planner.

Rincon is just a stone's throw from Aguadilla. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Cabo Rojo

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cabo Rojo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Cabo Rojo takes an hour. July in Cabo Rojo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Playa de Guanica.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Playa de Guanica

Sheltered in an attractive bay, Playa de Guanica offers seaside amusements and the chance for ecological exploration.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Playa de Guanica day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo Rojo to Playa de Guanica takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Playa de Guanica are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You will leave for Juana Diaz on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Playa de Guanica

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Juana Diaz

— 1 night
Juana Díaz is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southern coast of the island, south of Jayuya, Ciales, Orocovis and Villalba; east of Ponce; and west of Coamo and Santa Isabel and the Caribbean Sea to the south. On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Schoenstatt and then admire the sheer force of Catarata Salto de Collores.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Juana Diaz itinerary maker site.

Drive from Playa de Guanica to Juana Diaz in an hour. In July in Juana Diaz, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Juana Diaz

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ponce trip app.

Ponce is just a short distance from Juana Diaz. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Salinas.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Salinas

— 1 night
Salinas is a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southern coast of the island, south of Aibonito and Cayey; southeast of Coamo, east of Santa Isabel; and west of Guayama. On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Monumento al Jibaro Puertorriqueno and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salinas journey builder website.

You can drive from Ponce to Salinas in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Salinas are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Humacao.

Things to do in Salinas

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Humacao

— 1 night

Pearl of the East

Thanks to its proximity to the capital and scenic location on Puerto Rico's eastern coastline, Humacao remains a frequent stop for many international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural de Humacao.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Humacao travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salinas to Humacao takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Humacao are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Loiza.

Things to do in Humacao

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Loiza

— 1 night
Loíza is a small town and municipality on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, north of Canóvanas; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande. On the 22nd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz and then take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Loiza attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Humacao to Loiza takes an hour. In July in Loiza, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carolina.

Things to do in Loiza

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Carolina

— 2 nights

Land of Giants

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Carolina Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at El San Juan Casino and then kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

For photos and other tourist information, read Carolina online route builder.

Carolina is just a stone's throw from Loiza. In July in Carolina, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Carolina

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Casinos

Rio Grande

— 2 nights
Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Mt. Britton Lookout Tower and then play a few rounds at Coco Beach Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rio Grande fast, fun, and easy.

Rio Grande is very close to Carolina. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luquillo.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Adventure

Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luquillo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Luquillo is just a short distance from Rio Grande. July in Luquillo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Fajardo

— 1 night
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fajardo trip builder app.

Fajardo is very close to Luquillo. July in Fajardo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Naguabo.

Things to do in Fajardo

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Naguabo

— 1 night
Naguabo is a municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras. To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naguabo trip itinerary planner.

Naguabo is very close to Fajardo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. You will leave for Maunabo on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Naguabo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Maunabo

Maunabo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southeastern coast, northeast of Patillas and south of Yabucoa. To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maunabo itinerary planner.

Getting from Naguabo to Maunabo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Patillas.

Things to do in Maunabo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Patillas

— 1 day
Patillas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southeastern coast, south of San Lorenzo; west of Yabucoa and Maunabo; and east of Guayama and Arroyo. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through El Charco Azul.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patillas trip itinerary app.

Patillas is just a stone's throw from Maunabo. In July in Patillas, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guayama.

Things to do in Patillas

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Guayama

— 1 night
Guayama, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Guayama is a city and municipality on the Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico . For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Guayama trip planner.

Guayama is very close to Patillas. In July, daytime highs in Guayama are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Guayama

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Isla de Vieques

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa La Chiva as well as Balneario Sun Bay. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Chiva, kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll through Playa Caracas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Guayama to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You've now added Culebrita to your itinerary.

Find out how to plan Culebra trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

El Yunque National Forest

— 25 nights
Make the 30th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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.