14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
Drive
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
5
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly
6
San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ocean Park, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Casa Cortes, then ponder the world of politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to San Juan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest

On the 24th (Sun), get advice or help at El Yunque National Forest and then stroll through Balneario Luquillo.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Juan.
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San Juan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Ocean Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan day trip planning tool.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 3 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos, then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha de Ponce, then take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Parque de Bombas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, steep yourself in history at Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponce road trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 4 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.
Attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Black Sand Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Playa Navio and Al's Mar Azul will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol, kick back and relax at Green Beach, view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

On the 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, stroll through Playa Ocean Park, then shop like a local with Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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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