13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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



— 2 nights


A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Sucia and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit El Faro Lighthouse and Los Morrillos Lighthouse for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Rincon to Aguadilla to see Crashboat Beach about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rincon online holiday planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rincon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rincon. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hacienda Buena Vista and then discover the deep blue sea with Island Scuba. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ponce online day trip planner.

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Cueva del Indio and Mini Boat Adventures. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paseo de la Princesa and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Monkey Threads (in Luquillo) and Icacos Island (in Fajardo). It doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Juan road trip planner.

Getting from Ponce to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips


— 2 nights

Little Island

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 21st (Wed): see Jerry’s Jeep Rental, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary app.

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 and ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Chiva and Secret Beach (Pata Prieta). Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and stroll through Caracas Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.