15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Aguadilla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Playa de Guanica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Ponce
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​min
5
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
6
San Juan
— 3 nights
End: San Juan

2
nights
Aguadilla

Aguadilla ©
Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Ice Skating, kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas, then stroll through Crashboat Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Punta Borinquen Lighthouse. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, kick back and relax at La Poza De Las Golondrinas, and then kick back and relax at Jobos Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aguadilla itinerary builder.

San Juan to Aguadilla is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Aguadilla are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Playa de Guanica.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isabela, Tunel de Guajataca
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas
Tunel de Guajataca ©
Tunel de Guajataca

1
day
Playa de Guanica

Playa de Guanica ©
Sheltered in an attractive bay, Playa de Guanica offers seaside amusements and the chance for ecological exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head off the coast to Isla Mata La Gata, kick back and relax at Playa Rosada, and then visit a coastal fixture at Guanica Light.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Playa de Guanica custom trip planner.

You can drive from Aguadilla to Playa de Guanica in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Playa de Guanica

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Lajas, Guanica Lighthouse
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Isla Mata La Gata ©
Isla Mata La Gata
Playa Rosada ©
Playa Rosada
Guanica Lighthouse ©
Guanica Lighthouse

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nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, get to know the fascinating history of La Guancha, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos. On the next day, experience rural life at Hacienda Tres Angeles and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dona Juana Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce sightseeing planner.

Ponce is just a short distance from Playa de Guanica. In August, daytime highs in Ponce are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hacienda Tres Angeles, Dona Juana Waterfall
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La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga ©
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

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nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Zoni Beach and Brava Beach. Visiting Tamarindo Beach and Flamenco Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Culebra holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ponce to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Culebra sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Blue Beach and Secret Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sun Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary builder.

Isla de Vieques is just a short distance from Culebra. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get outdoors at The El Yunque Rain Forest and Luquillo Beach. Get some historical perspective at Old San Juan and San Juan Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, and steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

San Juan is very close to Isla de Vieques. August in San Juan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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