11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Luquillo
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Buye Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Punta Higuera Light House and El Faro Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Rincon: Cabo Rojo (Los Morrillos Light & Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Maria's Beach, view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery, stroll through Sandy Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Rincon. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rincon, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo
Highlights from your plan
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 25th (Thu), head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos, then enjoy the sea views from Cardona Island Light, and then stop by Plaza del Caribe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July in Ponce, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luquillo.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

2
nights
Luquillo

Luquillo ©
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at El Yunque Rain Forest. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo, kick back and relax at Monserrate Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luquillo tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Ponce to Luquillo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In July in Luquillo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Luquillo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Zipline

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Get in touch with nature at Carlos Rosario Beach and Tamarindo Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Zoni Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip builder app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Luquillo to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daytime highs in Culebra are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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