50 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

50 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carolina
Drive
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Loiza
— 1 night
Drive
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Rio Grande
Drive
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Fajardo
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to Naguabo
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Naguabo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caguas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cayey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orocovis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ciales
— 2 nights
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Utuado
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yauco
— 1 night
Drive
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Guanica
— 1 night
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Lajas
— 1 day
Drive
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San German
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabo Rojo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mayaguez
— 1 night
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Rincon
— 2 nights
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Camuy
— 13 nights
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Manati
— 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.
Make the 1st (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

Plan my day in San Juan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Juan. In October in San Juan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carolina.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Carolina

Land of Giants

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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carolina vacation maker website.

Carolina is just a short distance from San Juan. In October, daytime highs in Carolina are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll set off for Loiza on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Carolina

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Loiza

— 1 night
Loíza is a small town and municipality on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, north of Canóvanas; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande. On the 4th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, ponder the world of politics at Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, and then stop by Loiza Aldea.

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Loiza is just a stone's throw from Carolina. In October, daily temperatures in Loiza can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Loiza

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rio Grande

Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio Grande itinerary planning app.

Rio Grande is just a stone's throw from Loiza. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Fajardo

— 6 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. Fajardo is known for adventure, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Luquillo, stop by Monkey Threads, don't miss a visit to Laguna Grande, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Icacos.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fajardo holiday planner.

Fajardo is very close to Rio Grande. October in Fajardo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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 10th (Sat): stroll through Balneario Sun Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then stroll through Playa La Chiva.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. October in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Naguabo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Naguabo

— 2 nights
Naguabo is a municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Casa Roig Museum, tee off at Palmas Del Mar Golf Club, and then add some adventure to your tour with Barefoot Travelers Kayak Tour to Monkey Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naguabo trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Naguabo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In October in Naguabo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caguas.

Things to do in Naguabo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Caguas

— 4 nights
Caguas, founded in 1775, is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, south of San Juan and Trujillo Alto, west of Gurabo and San Lorenzo, east of Aguas Buenas, Cidra, and Cayey.Caguas is located 20mi (twenty minutes to an hour by car) from San Juan and 40mi (an hour and a half by car; it may take longer because of mountainous area in between the two cities) from Ponce. Caguas is known for parks, fun & games, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get advice or help at Caguas Tourism Office, find something for the whole family at Altitude Trampoline Park, head outdoors with Bowlera, and stroll around La Marquesa Forest Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Caguas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Naguabo to Caguas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cayey.

Things to do in Caguas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Cayey

— 4 nights
Cayey is a mountain municipality in central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located on the Central Mountain range, north of Salinas and Guayama; south of Cidra and Caguas; east of Aibonito and Salinas; and west of San Lorenzo. Change things up with these side-trips from Cayey: Represa de Comerio (in Comerio), Albergue Olimpico (in Salinas) and Adventure and Water Sports (in Patillas). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Federico Degetau, admire the striking features of Guayama Town Plaza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacienda Madrigal, and don't miss a visit to Museo Casa Cautino.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cayey tour itinerary site.

Cayey is very close to Caguas. October in Cayey sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orocovis.

Things to do in Cayey

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Orocovis

— 2 nights
Orocovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata Chorro de Dona Juana and then head outdoors with La Piedra Escrita. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Bahia Beach Plantation and then head outdoors with Toro Verde.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orocovis vacation planner.

Drive from Cayey to Orocovis in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cayey, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Orocovis, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ciales.

Things to do in Orocovis

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Ciales

— 2 nights
Ciales is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.), located on the Central Mountain Range, northwest of Orocovis; south of Florida and Manatí; east of Utuado and Jayuya; and west of Morovis. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll around Juan Antonio Corretjer Park and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Cafe.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ciales trip planner.

You can drive from Orocovis to Ciales in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ciales can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Utuado.

Things to do in Ciales

Museums · Parks

Utuado

— 1 night
Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Utuado trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ciales to Utuado takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Utuado are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Utuado

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 26th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then kick back and relax at La Guancha de Ponce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, make a trip to Plaza Las Delicias, and then look for gifts at Utopia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ponce, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Utuado to Ponce in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yauco.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Yauco

— 1 night
Yauco is a city and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centered on the city of the same name. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see Mud Splash Off Roads Adventures, then admire the striking features of Macromural Brisa Tropical, and then pause for some photo ops at La Escalinata.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yauco trip planner.

Yauco is very close to Ponce. October in Yauco sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Guanica.

Things to do in Yauco

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Guanica

— 1 night
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 29th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Island Scuba and then head off the coast to Gilligan's Island.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guanica day trip planner.

Guanica is very close to Yauco. In October in Guanica, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lajas.

Things to do in Guanica

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Lajas

— 1 day
Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southwestern Puerto Rico, on the southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. On the 30th (Fri), wander the streets of La Parguera and then take a tour by water with Aleli Tours - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lajas travel planner.

Lajas is just a short distance from Guanica. In October, daily temperatures in Lajas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to San German.

Things to do in Lajas

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

San German

— 1 night
San Germán is a municipality located in the southwestern region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), south of Mayagüez and Maricao, north of Lajas, east of Hormigueros and Cabo Rojo, and west of Sabana Grande. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get outside with Westside Adventures and then wander the streets of San German.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the San German online tour planner.

San German is very close to Lajas. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in San German

Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Faro Los Morrillos, and then kick back and relax at Playa Sucia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cabo Rojo online attractions planner.

Cabo Rojo is just a stone's throw from San German. In October in Cabo Rojo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Mayaguez

— 1 night
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 2nd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Agriculture Research Station, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Almirante Cristobal Colon, and then walk around Parque Del Litoral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mayaguez attractions site.

Mayaguez is very close to Cabo Rojo. In November in Mayaguez, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Parks · Outdoors

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 3rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with Tropical Trail Rides - Isabela, then kick back and relax at Playa Crashboat, and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip planner.

Drive from Mayaguez to Rincon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Camuy.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Camuy

— 13 nights
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. When in Camuy, make a side trip to see Casa Dona Bisa and Museo Historia San Sebastian in San Sebastian, approximately San Sebastian away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, see the interesting displays at Hacienda Mis Suenos, kick back and relax at Playa Sardinera, and head outdoors with El Merendero de Guajataca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Camuy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Camuy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rincon in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Camuy, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Manati on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Camuy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Manati

— 1 night
Manatí is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) on the northern coast, north of Morovis and Ciales; east of Florida and Barceloneta; and west of Vega Baja. On the 18th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with Horseback Riding Puerto Rico and then stroll through Playa Mar Chiquita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Vega Baja, stroll through Dorado Beach East, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manati trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Camuy to Manati takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Manati are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Manati

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.