15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paseo de la Princesa and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Zipline (in Rio Grande), El Yunque National Forest (Yokahu Observation Tower & Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fajardo). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan itinerary planning website.

London, UK to San Juan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Juan is minus 4 hours. Traveling from London in November, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 87°F and lows about 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hacienda Buena Vista, pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in November, plan for slightly colder days in Ponce, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Rincon

— 3 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Sucia and Playa Crashboat. You'll get in some beach time at Domes Beach and Sandy Beach. Go for a jaunt from Rincon to Cabo Rojo to see Faro Los Morrillos about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Rincon are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni, and then head off the coast to Culebrita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Tamarindo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carlos Rosario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rincon to Culebra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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 the less-touristy side of things at Playa La Chiva and Balneario Sun Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Playa Caracas, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques route builder.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.