15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ponce trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. December in Ponce sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll set off for San Juan on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
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Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud ©
Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud

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nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and then kick back and relax at La Guancha.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce route builder site.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in December, things will get little chillier in Ponce: highs are around 80°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carolina.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga ©
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

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Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carolina Beach and then try your luck at Oasis Casino at Embassy Suites San Juan.

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

Traveling by car from Ponce to Carolina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In December in Carolina, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Luquillo
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Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Get out of town with these interesting El Yunque National Forest side-trips: Palomino Island (in Las Croabas) and Balneario Luquillo (in Luquillo).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Carolina to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. In December in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo, Palomino Island, Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Zipline
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Zipline
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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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. You've now added Aventura Cueva Ventana to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach, and then stroll around Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arecibo travel route planner.

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to Arecibo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from El Yunque National Forest in December: high temperatures in Arecibo hover around 80°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crashboat Beach, Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana

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