15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico holiday planner

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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan
Drive
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Ceiba
Ferry
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Culebra
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ceiba
— 1 night
Drive
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Fajardo
— 1 day
Drive
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Ceiba
— 1 night
Ferry
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 day
Ferry
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Ceiba
— 1 night
Drive
10
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive
11
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive
12
San Juan
— 1 day
Drive
13
Orocovis
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 day
Drive
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Yauco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barceloneta
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catano
— 1 night
Taxi
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San Juan
— 1 night
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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.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip planning website.

Edmonton, Canada to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Edmonton to San Juan. Traveling from Edmonton in December, things will get much warmer in San Juan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

Walled City

To plan San Juan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Ceiba.

Things to do in San Juan

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

Ceiba

Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ceiba trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ceiba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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'll travel 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.
For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ceiba to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Culebra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

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

Ceiba

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ceiba planning website.

Fly from Culebra to Ceiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in Ceiba

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

Fajardo

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Icacos and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fajardo online trip builder.

Fajardo is very close to Ceiba. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ceiba.

Things to do in Fajardo

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

Ceiba

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ceiba visit planner.

Ceiba is just a stone's throw from Fajardo. You will leave for Isla de Vieques on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Ceiba

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

Isla de Vieques

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Balneario Sun Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ceiba.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

Ceiba

— 1 night
For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ceiba online travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Ceiba in 2 hours. You will leave for El Yunque National Forest on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Ceiba

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

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 day
On the 30th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest route builder app.

You can drive from Ceiba to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luquillo travel route website.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Luquillo takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Luquillo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Juan.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

San Juan

— 1 day

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Juan day trip website.

Drive from Luquillo to San Juan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orocovis.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Orocovis

— 1 night
Orocovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas. To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orocovis travel planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Orocovis in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in December, expect Orocovis to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 24°C. You will leave for Ponce on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Orocovis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Ponce

— 1 day
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at La Guancha de Ponce and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ponce planner.

Getting from Orocovis to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ponce are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yauco.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Yauco

— 2 nights
Yauco is a city and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centered on the city of the same name. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Estatal de Guanica, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca El Girasol, then step off the mainland to explore Gilligan's Island, and finally admire the striking features of Macromural Brisa Tropical.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yauco trip itinerary planner.

Yauco is very close to Ponce. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barceloneta.

Things to do in Yauco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Barceloneta

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): revel in the low prices at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barceloneta trip site.

Traveling by car from Yauco to Barceloneta takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Barceloneta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Arecibo.

Things to do in Barceloneta

Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Arecibo

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe Apostol.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo visit planner.

Arecibo is very close to Barceloneta. In January, daytime highs in Arecibo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Catano.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Catano

— 1 night
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico and then contemplate the long history of El Canuelo.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Catano route planner.

You can drive from Arecibo to Catano in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for San Juan.

Things to do in Catano

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Plaza de La Democracia and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan day trip planning website.

San Juan is very close to Catano. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

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.