14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
Drive
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 3 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 22nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and finally contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Fundacion Casa Cortes, get a sense of history and politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to San Juan is 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

El Yunque National Forest

On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center and then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ocean Park Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Juan tour builder app.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ponce

— 3 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 27th (Tue), head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Guancha, then get engrossed in the history at Ponce History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Parque de Bombas. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, steep yourself in history at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponce online itinerary planner.

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in April, plan for little chillier days in Ponce, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Isla de Vieques

— 4 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Navio Beach and Black Sand Beach. Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and Isabel Segunda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Getting from Ponce to Isla de Vieques by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In April in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, then stroll through Ocean Park Beach, then view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Juan vacation planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.