11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Ponce
— 1 day
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
San Juan
— 5 nights
End: San Juan

1
day
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, then stop by Plaza del Caribe, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponce visit planning site .

San Juan to Ponce is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle. While traveling from San Juan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponce, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Plaza del Caribe ©
Plaza del Caribe

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sun Bay and Black Sand Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Galleon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques day trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. April in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Carlos Rosario Beach, then look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio, then get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. April in Culebra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Bring the kids along to El Yunque Rain Forest and Luquillo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old San Juan and Depigment Art. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Coqui International (in Palmer) and Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, browse for treasures at El Alcazar, take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage, and buy something for everyone on your list at Santurce POP.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Juan driving holiday planning app .

San Juan is very close to Culebra. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Coqui International
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

Similar Plans

15 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans