11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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San Juan
Drive
2
Luquillo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
El Yunque National Forest
Drive
4
Playa de Guanica
— 3 nights
Drive
5
La Parguera
Drive
6
Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isabela
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan driving holiday planner.

Albany, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Albany in January: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luquillo.
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Luquillo — 2 nights

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. On the 2nd (Mon), look for gifts at Monkey Threads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Healthy Body Therapeutic Studio, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Luquillo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from San Juan to Luquillo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. January in Luquillo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest travel planner.

Getting from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about an hour. January in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Playa de Guanica on the 4th (Wed).
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Playa de Guanica — 3 nights

Sheltered in an attractive bay, Playa de Guanica offers seaside amusements and the chance for ecological exploration.
Playa de Guanica is known for nature, beaches, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cana Gorda Beach, step off the mainland to explore Gilligan's Island, and learn about winemaking at Bodegas Andreu Solé.

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Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Playa de Guanica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for La Parguera on the 7th (Sat).
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La Parguera

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read La Parguera holiday planner.

La Parguera is just a stone's throw from Playa de Guanica. Traveling from Playa de Guanica in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in La Parguera, with lows of 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Rincon.
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Rincon — 3 nights

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A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Go for a jaunt from Rincon to Guaynabo to see Spotin tours about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Domes Beach, look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Rincon, and enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from La Parguera to Rincon in 1.5 hours. January in Rincon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isabela.
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Isabela — 1 night

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 see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isabela trip builder site.

You can drive from Rincon to Isabela in an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rincon in January since evenings lows in Isabela dip to 24°C. You will leave for San Juan on the 11th (Wed).
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San Juan — 1 night

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, then contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Isabela to San Juan in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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