11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  30 min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
5
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 6th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce online sightseeing planner.

Charlotte, USA to Ponce is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Ponce due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponce, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga ©
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rincon journey maker site.

Drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Jobos Beach, Crashboat Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy ©
Jobos Beach ©
Jobos Beach

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, stroll through Zoni Beach, and then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Isabel Segunda and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, and stroll through Caracas Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You've now added Old San Juan to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and then visit Old San Juan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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