10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Culebra
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
5
Cabo Rojo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Guanica
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Luquillo

Luquillo ©
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luquillo driving holiday planning app .

Philadelphia, USA to Luquillo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Luquillo is 1 hour. In March, Luquillo is much warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You've now added Sitio Histórico de San Juan to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, make a trip to Plaza de Colon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary site .

Drive from Luquillo to San Juan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Plaza de Colon ©
Plaza de Colon

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 15th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque, stroll through Big Tree Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Juan Diego Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Juan Diego Falls ©
Juan Diego Falls

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hours
Culebra

Culebra
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Culebra are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll set off for Cabo Rojo on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Tours
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nights
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Kiosco de Dulces Tipicoss, then head off the coast to Isla de Ratones, and then steep yourself in history at Joyuda. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Combate Beach, stroll through Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cabo Rojo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Cabo Rojo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Cabo Rojo are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Guanica.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Combate Beach
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Isla de Ratones ©
Isla de Ratones
Combate Beach ©
Combate Beach
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge ©
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge

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Guanica

Guanica ©
Guánica is a town and municipality in southern Puerto Rico (U.S.), bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Sabana Grande, east of Lajas, and west of Yauco. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Manglillo, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Mata La Gata, and then head off the coast to Cayo Caracoles.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Guanica trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cabo Rojo to Guanica by car takes about an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Guanica when traveling from Cabo Rojo in March, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Guanica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lajas
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Playa Manglillo ©
Playa Manglillo
Isla Mata La Gata ©
Isla Mata La Gata
Cayo Caracoles ©
Cayo Caracoles

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night
Arecibo

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with El Poza del Obispo and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Poza Del Obizpo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arecibo online trip planner .

You can drive from Guanica to Arecibo in 2 hours. In March in Arecibo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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El Poza del Obispo ©
El Poza del Obispo

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