11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fajardo
— 3 nights
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
4
Arecibo
— 1 night
5
Mayaguez
— 1 night
6
Ponce
— 2 nights

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Carabali Rainforest Park, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then make a trip to Bioluminescent Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fajardo tour itinerary planner.

Billings, USA to Fajardo is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Billings in December; daily highs in Fajardo reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Fajardo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Luquillo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), thenstroll through Angelito Trail, and finally revel in the low prices at Trollbeads.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Drive from Fajardo to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Trollbeads, Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Yokahu Observation Tower ©
Yokahu Observation Tower

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, thenmake a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip website.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Food Tours

1
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 28th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio and then Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Arecibo trip planner.

Drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. In December, Arecibo is little chillier than San Juan - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature
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Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

1
night
Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero, stroll around Parque Del Litoral, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Colon.

Make your Mayaguez itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Arecibo to Mayaguez in 2 hours. Traveling from Arecibo in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Mayaguez. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero ©
Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero
Plaza Colon ©
Plaza Colon
Parque Del Litoral ©
Parque Del Litoral

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ponce itinerary planner.

Drive from Mayaguez to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mayaguez in December since evenings lows in Ponce dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Museums
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Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

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