13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
Drive
2
Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cabo Rojo
— 1 day
Drive
4
Ponce
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Fajardo
— 5 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Juan holiday planner.

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Rincon

— 3 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tamboo Tavern as well as Caribbean Trading Rincon. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Caribbean Trading Rincon, stroll around El Faro Park, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, then make a splash at Las Cascadas Water Park, and finally stop by Ocean State of Mind. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Punta Higueras, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tamboo Tavern.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Juan to Rincon in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Buye Beach, then stroll through Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Balneario de Boqueron.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Rojo route maker site.

Getting from Rincon to Cabo Rojo by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Cabo Rojo are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ponce

— 4 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Museo de Arte de Ponce make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Ponce with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Utuado, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos, take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha, explore the galleries of Museo Castillo Serralles, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Ponce vacation site.

You can drive from Cabo Rojo to Ponce in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fajardo

— 5 nights
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Kids will appreciate attractions like Luquillo Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Wed) at Coqui Water Park. And it doesn't end there: head off-road at Carabali Rainforest Park, head off the coast to Palomino Island, stop by Monkey Threads, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fajardo holiday planning site.

You can drive from Ponce to Fajardo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Fajardo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.