31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 8 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Fajardo
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Fajardo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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Arecibo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 5 nights
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Rincon
— 5 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Malecon and Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques vacation planning app.

Cincinnati, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in July since evenings lows in Isla de Vieques dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Fajardo

— 5 nights
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Explore hidden gems such as Balneario Luquillo and Reserva Natural de Humacao. Explore Fajardo's surroundings by going to El Yunque National Forest (Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), Yokahu Observation Tower, &more). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla Palominos, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fajardo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Culebrita and Museo Historico de Culebra. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tamarindo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carlos Rosario, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from Fajardo to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Arecibo

— 4 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Cueva del Indio. Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia San Jose De La Montana (in Lares), Playa Vega Baja (in Vega Baja) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Mar Chiquita, stroll around Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Rio La Planta, and revel in the low prices at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Arecibo sightseeing site.

You can fly from Culebra to Arecibo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. July in Arecibo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Ponce

— 5 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandra Farms Coffee and Isla de Caja de Muertos. Explore Ponce's surroundings by going to La Escalinata (in Yauco) and Guanica (Island Scuba & Bosque Estatal de Guanica). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Museo Castillo Serralles, admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, enjoy breathtaking views from Cruceta Del Vigia, and relax in the rural setting at Hacienda Buena Vista.

Before you visit Ponce, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Arecibo to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ponce are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rincon

— 5 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Buye and Punta Higuera Light House. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Crashboat (in Aguadilla), Cabo Rojo (Playa Sucia & Faro Los Morrillos) and Isabela (Jobos Beach & Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, soothe aching muscles at Barefoot Yoga P.R, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rincon trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In July in Rincon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.