14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary maker
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Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Luquillo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan — 2 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Vega Baja and Playa Ocean Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balneario El Escambron and Playa Isla Verde. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip maker app.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Juan, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luquillo.
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Luquillo — 2 nights

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Playa Luquillo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): hike along Big Tree Trail, then see the interesting displays at El Yunque National Forest, and then trek along The Mine Trail (La Mina).

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

Drive from San Juan to Luquillo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Luquillo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Melones Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Luquillo to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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 9th (Sat): stroll through Playa Caracas and then kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online travel planner.

Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ponce online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Rincon.
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Rincon — 2 nights

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Crashboat and Playa Rompe Olas. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Punta Higuera Light House. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Steps Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 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. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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