11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taberna Boricua as well as Sangrias. On the 28th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with The Poet's Passage, then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Taberna Boricua.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Juan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Detroit, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in February, with highs in San Juan at 84°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest and then hike along Big Tree Trail. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas and then see the interesting displays at Ruta del Corazon Criollo.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Caguas
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
Museo del Tabaco Caguas ©
Museo del Tabaco Caguas

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You've now added Isla de Caja de Muertos to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos, see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Guancha.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ponce journey website .

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. March in Ponce sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos

2
nights
Arecibo

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Coffee Museum, kick back and relax at Playa Mar Chiquita, and then stroll through Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe Apostol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Arecibo trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ponce to Arecibo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manati, Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, Museo del Cafe, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Highlights from your plan
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas ©
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
Museo del Cafe ©
Museo del Cafe

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose Church, then make a trip to La Muralla, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at La Marquesa Forest Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Rincon in March, San Juan is little chillier at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pine Grove Beach, La Marquesa Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
La Marquesa Forest Park ©
La Marquesa Forest Park
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico ©
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

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