30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Rincon
— 4 nights
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Ponce
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 8 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
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Rincon

— 4 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Explore hidden gems such as Crashboat Beach and Playa Sucia. Appreciate the collections at Playa Oeste Gallery and Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe. Get out of town with these interesting Rincon side-trips: Isabela (Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca & Jobos Beach), Cabo Rojo (Buye Beach & Faro Los Morrillos) and Catarata Gozalandia (in San Sebastian). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and kick back and relax at Domes Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip builder tool.

Miami, USA to Rincon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miami to Rincon. Traveling from Miami in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rincon, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponce

— 5 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Castillo Serralles and Casa Wiechers-Villaronga. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe and Museo de Arte de Ponce. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponce: Yauco (La Escalinata & Macromural Brisa Tropical), Island Scuba (in Guanica) and Cana Gorda Beach (in Playa de Guanica). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, stroll the grounds of Panteon Nacional Roman Baldorioty de Castro, and contemplate the long history of Hacienda Buena Vista.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ponce trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rincon in May: high temperatures in Ponce hover around 83°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Juan

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Ocean Park Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Luquillo Beach and Playa Mar Chiquita. Venture out of the city with trips to Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza), Puerto Rico Premium Outlets (in Barceloneta) and Aventura Cueva Ventana (in Arecibo). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Condado Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online trip maker.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at El Yunque Rain Forest and Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and Catarata La Coca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo).

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. May in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Culebra

— 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Tamarindo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Culebrita, stroll through Brava Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, and kick back and relax at Melones Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planning app.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Caracas Beach and Playa Pata Prieta. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Navio Beach, head off the coast to Vieques Island, kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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.