9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Dorado
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Carolina
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Palmer
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tampa


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1
night
Dorado

Dorado ©
Dorado is a town and municipality in the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), 15mi west of San Juan and is located in the northern region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Antonio de Padua, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, and then tee off at Dorado Beach Resort & Golf Club.

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Tampa, USA to Dorado is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Dorado is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Dorado are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Dorado

Golf Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi
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Casa Bacardi ©
Casa Bacardi
Parroquia San Antonio de Padua ©
Parroquia San Antonio de Padua

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of La Cueva del Indio and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arecibo road trip planning app .

You can drive from Dorado to Arecibo in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature
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Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

1
night
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Balneario de Boqueron, then kick back and relax at Playa Sucia, and then enjoy the sea views from Los Morrillos Light.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cabo Rojo tour builder site .

You can drive from Arecibo to Cabo Rojo in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Balneario de Boqueron ©
Balneario de Boqueron
Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse

3
nights
Carolina

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.
Explore Carolina's surroundings by going to San Juan (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Franciscan Chapel). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, and stroll through Carolina Beach.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Cabo Rojo to Carolina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In July in Carolina, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palmer.

Things to do in Carolina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

San Juan
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Carolina Beach ©
Carolina Beach
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store and then tee off at Coco Beach Golf Club.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip itinerary planning site .

Palmer is very close to Carolina. In July, daily temperatures in Palmer can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Coco Beach Golf Club
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Coco Beach Golf Club ©
Coco Beach Golf Club

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