11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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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
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7
Isabela
— 1 night
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8
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary maker.

Albany, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Albany in November; daily highs in San Juan reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 7th (Mon), look for gifts at Monkey Threads. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Healthy Body Therapeutic Studio, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll through Playa Luquillo.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luquillo trip planner.

Drive from San Juan to Luquillo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest tour builder website.

Getting from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You will leave for Playa de Guanica on the 9th (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 do a tasting at Bodegas Andreu Solé.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Playa de Guanica day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Playa de Guanica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. While traveling from El Yunque National Forest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Playa de Guanica, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 73°F. You'll set off for La Parguera on the 12th (Sat).
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La Parguera

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Parguera travel tool.

La Parguera is just a stone's throw from Playa de Guanica. In November, daytime highs in La Parguera are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off 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.
Step out of Rincon with an excursion to Spotin tours in Guaynabo--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero, stop by Caribbean Trading Rincon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from La Parguera to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. November in Rincon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive 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. Make your Isabela itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Rincon to Isabela in an hour. Traveling from Rincon in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Isabela, with lows of 72°F. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

Walled City

On the 16th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

Make your San Juan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Isabela to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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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Lajas travel guide

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Kayaking & Canoeing · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southwestern Puerto Rico, on the southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. Lajas is spread over 11 wards plus Lajas Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Germán-Cabo Rojo Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryLocated at the Lajas Valley, the town was founded in 1883 by the Xueta Teodoro Jacome Pagan. Xuetes (Chuetas) were Majorcan Jews (Sephardi Catalan Jews). Some families changed their names from Jacome to the Castilian form Santiago (Saint James the greater). Jacome is the Mallorquin form of James (Ia'akov). Catalan Jews from Majorca were part of the early settlers in the South of (Boriken) Puerto Rico. The village of La Parguera is a popular tourist destination to see the famous Bahía Fosforescente (Phosphorescent Bay) and its keys and islet's.

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