14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Aguadilla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: San Juan

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Caracas Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques travel route planner .

San Juan to Isla de Vieques is an approximately half hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Malecon ©
Malecon

6
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yokahu Observation Tower and San Juan Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest, Torre Britton, & more). Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, look for gifts at Coquí El Original, make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan road trip tool .

San Juan is very close to Isla de Vieques. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aguadilla.

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
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

2
nights
Aguadilla

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
On the 5th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then browse the exhibits of El Faro Lighthouse, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Before you visit Aguadilla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Ponce to Aguadilla in 1.5 hours. In January in Aguadilla, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rincon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

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