13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly to Vieques, Drive to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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Rincon

— 2 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Crashboat and Sandy Beach. Visit Montones Beach and Maria's Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Rincon, make a side trip to see La Poza De Las Golondrinas in Isabela, approximately Isabela away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery, soothe aching muscles at Barefoot Yoga P.R, kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Fathom Charters.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon route app.

Miami, USA to Rincon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In October in Rincon, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Ponce

— 3 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte de Ponce and Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque de Bombas and Museo Castillo Serralles. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, indulge in some culinary diversions at Isla Caribe, and get engrossed in the history at Ponce History Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ponce road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Tours

San Juan

— 2 nights

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 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Isla Verde. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Plaza Colon, then stop by Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of La Muralla.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Juan trip maker site.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a shuttle. October in San Juan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Get a sense of the local culture at Culebrita Lighthouse and Museo Historico de Culebra. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Culebrita and Melones Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife, get all the equipment you need at Culebra Snorkeling and Dive Center, see Jerry’s Jeep Rental, and relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra attractions app.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then make a trip to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Balneario Sun Bay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.