11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 day
Drive
2
Ceiba
Fly
3
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
4
Ceiba
Ferry
5
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Ceiba
Drive
7
Fajardo
Drive
8
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive
9
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive
10
Luquillo
Drive
11
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive
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Barceloneta
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to San Juan, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in December, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Ceiba.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Ceiba

Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ceiba trip planning site.

You can drive from San Juan to Ceiba in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Culebra.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from Ceiba to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Ceiba

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ceiba trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Ceiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. In December in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ceiba.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Ceiba

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ceiba road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Ceiba in 2 hours. You will leave for Fajardo on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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 reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fajardo trip site.

Fajardo is very close to Ceiba. In December, daytime highs in Fajardo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Luquillo on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Luquillo

— 1 night
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Pared.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luquillo travel planner.

Luquillo is very close to Fajardo. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through El Yunque National Forest and then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Britton Lookout Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Luquillo

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luquillo trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Luquillo takes an hour. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and finally visit Old San Juan.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan tour planner.

Getting from Luquillo to San Juan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then kick back and relax at La Guancha de Ponce, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Las Delicias. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gilligan's Island, then see the interesting displays at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ponce online tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Arecibo

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe Apostol, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aventura Cueva Ventana, then visit a coastal fixture at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, and finally Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Arecibo tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Arecibo takes 1.5 hours. In January in Arecibo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Barceloneta.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Barceloneta

City of Pineapples

Affectionately nicknamed "City of Pineapples," Barceloneta owes its agricultural heritage to the fertility of its land and the purity its water, with its large underground water reservoirs attracting pharmaceutical companies in recent years.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barceloneta online holiday planner.

Barceloneta is just a stone's throw from Arecibo. In January in Barceloneta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Barceloneta

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia and then make a trip to La Puerta de San Juan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Barceloneta to San Juan takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.