11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Billings
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Fajardo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mayaguez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Billings

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. On the 22nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of life in the country at Carabali Rainforest Park, and then stop by Monkey Threads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then make a trip to Bioluminescent Bay.

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Billings, USA to Fajardo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Billings in December, things will get warmer in Fajardo: highs are around 84°F and lows about 75°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 Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), then stroll through Angelito Trail, and finally revel in the low prices at Trollbeads.

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Getting from Fajardo to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Trollbeads
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi, contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan journey maker site .

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de 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 explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Arecibo trip planner .

You can drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. Traveling from San Juan in December, expect Arecibo to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature Parks
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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.). Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Dr. Juan A. Rivero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Del Litoral, and then make a trip to Plaza Colon.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mayaguez route website .

Traveling by car from Arecibo to Mayaguez takes 2 hours. Traveling from Arecibo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mayaguez, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponce travel route site .

You can drive from Mayaguez to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mayaguez in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 70°F in Ponce. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Nature Parks 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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