17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico journey builder

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Fly
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
3
Guanica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Aguadilla
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Arecibo
— 1 night
Fly
8
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Plaza Colon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan online trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Juan is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in San Juan at 85°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Adventure

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Island Scuba, stroll through Cana Gorda Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pelican Beach. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Cardona Island Light.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ponce trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guanica.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Guanica

— 2 nights
Guánica is a town and municipality in southern Puerto Rico (U.S.), bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Sabana Grande, east of Lajas, and west of Yauco. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Estatal de Guanica.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Guanica travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Guanica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Guanica can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rincon.

Things to do in Guanica

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 20th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at Barefoot Yoga P.R. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Porta del Sol - West, wander the streets of Joyuda, look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maria's Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon attractions tool.

Drive from Guanica to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guanica in March since evenings lows in Rincon dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aguadilla

— 2 nights

Garden of the Atlantic

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
On your second day here, kick back and relax at Middles Beach, then stroll through Montones Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Poza De Las Golondrinas, and finally kick back and relax at Jobos Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aguadilla trip builder.

Aguadilla is just a stone's throw from Rincon. Traveling from Rincon in March, plan for little chillier nights in Aguadilla, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Camuy.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Camuy

— 2 nights
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Penon Amador Beach and then kick back and relax at Puerto Hermina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tres Pueblos Sinkhole, explore the fascinating underground world of Clara Cave (Cueva Clara), get engrossed in the history at Hacienda Mis Suenos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sardinera, and finally explore the activities along Camuy River (Rio Camuy).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Camuy holiday website.

Traveling by car from Aguadilla to Camuy takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Camuy can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Arecibo

— 1 night
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. Find out how to plan Arecibo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Arecibo is just a short distance from Camuy. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Arecibo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

— 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.
On the 27th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife, stroll through Brava Beach, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Melones Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra route builder app.

Getting from Arecibo to Culebra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. March in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at La Plata Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pata Prieta. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In March in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.