20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Aguada
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Aguada
— 1 night
Drive
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Mayaguez
— 1 night
Drive
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Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aguada
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport

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Aguada

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aguada trip itinerary planning site.

Austin, USA to Aguada is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Aguada is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in Aguada hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 75°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Aguada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

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Mayaguez

Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mayaguez tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Aguada to Mayaguez takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Aguadilla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aguadilla trip website.

You can drive from Mayaguez to Aguadilla in an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mayaguez in July since evenings lows in Aguadilla dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ponce.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Casa Wiechers-Villaronga. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dos Bocas, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then experience rural life at Sandra Farms Coffee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Schoenstatt.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ponce journey builder.

You can drive from Aguadilla to Ponce in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ponce are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aguada.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Aguada

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Rincon Marina, then kick back and relax at Maria's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aguada driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Aguada in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Aguada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Vega Baja and La Marquesa Forest Park. Attractions like Carolina Children's Museum and Carolina Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin (in Caguas), Playa Mar Chiquita (in Manati) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balneario El Escambron, appreciate the history behind Plazuela La Rogativa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan itinerary builder site.

Getting from Aguada to San Juan by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Isla de Vieques

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, then stroll through Sun Bay Beach, then make a trip to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, and finally head off the coast to Vieques Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays, get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Plata Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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El Yunque National Forest

Kids will enjoy Playa La Pared and Mt. Britton Lookout Tower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Yunque and El Portal Tropical Forest Center. Get out of town with these interesting El Yunque National Forest side-trips: Trollbeads (in Canovanas), Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao (in Ceiba) and Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. July in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.