6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour itinerary planner
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San Juan
— 1 night
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Arecibo
Drive
3
Utuado
— 1 day
Drive
4
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Caguas
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6
Ponce
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San Juan
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest
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Fajardo
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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San Juan — 1 night

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.
To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan travel planning tool.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in December, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arecibo.
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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. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Juan in December; daily highs in Arecibo reach 80°F and lows reach 70°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Utuado.
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Utuado — 1 day

Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Utuado trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to Utuado takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Utuado are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

Walled City

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Traveling by car from Utuado to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Caguas.
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Caguas

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. To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Caguas road trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Juan to Caguas in an hour. In December in Caguas, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ponce.
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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ponce trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Caguas to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a shuttle. In December, Ponce is a bit cooler than Caguas - with highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

Walled City

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Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fajardo.
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Fajardo

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. To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fajardo tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Fajardo in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 2 nights

Walled City

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Juan holiday planner.

Drive from Fajardo to San Juan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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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