15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cabo Rojo
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Carolina
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get some historical perspective at San Juan National Historic Site and Old San Juan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Isla Verde Beach. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see La Marquesa Forest Park in Guaynabo, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Poet's Passage, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and kick back and relax at Balneario El Escambron.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip builder website .

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from New York City to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in San Juan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Guaynabo
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
La Marquesa Forest Park ©
La Marquesa Forest Park
Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 14th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arecibo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 15th (Mon), you're off toCabo Rojo.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Historic Sites
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Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park ©

few
hours
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Joyuda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Combate Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Los Morrillos Light, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buye Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cabo Rojo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arecibo to Cabo Rojo takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors Parks Tours

8
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
Carolina Children's Museum and Casa Escute are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Pine Grove Beach and Playa Maunabo. Change things up with these side-trips from Carolina: El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque, & more), The Innovation (in Fajardo) and Luquillo (Luquillo Beach, Monkey Threads, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carolina Beach, get a sense of history and politics at Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, try your luck at Oasis Casino at Embassy Suites San Juan, and enjoy some diversion at Isla Verde Tennis Club.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Carolina trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cabo Rojo to Carolina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In July in Carolina, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo, El Yunque National Forest, The Innovation, Playa Maunabo, Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
The Innovation ©
The Innovation
El Yunque ©
El Yunque

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