15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 2 nights
2
Utuado
— 1 night
3
Ponce
— 3 nights
4
Yauco
— 1 night
5
Mayaguez
— 1 night
6
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
7
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita, thenget some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, thenmake a trip to The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vega Baja.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

Dayton, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Dayton in December; daily highs in San Juan reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Utuado.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Playa Vega Baja
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita

1
night
Utuado

Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Utuado holiday planning app.

Getting from San Juan to Utuado by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in December; daily highs in Utuado reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Utuado

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Visiting Playa Sucia and Buye Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Cueva del Indio and Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud. Change things up with a short trip to Los Morrillos Lighthouse in Cabo Rojo (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe and admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ponce trip planner.

Drive from Utuado to Ponce in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yauco.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Cueva del Indio
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Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

1
night
Yauco

Yauco ©
Yauco is a city and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centered on the city of the same name. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande, see the interesting displays at Volkylandia Volkswagen Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Macromural Brisa Tropical.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yauco planner.

Yauco is very close to Ponce. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Yauco

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande
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Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande ©
Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande
Volkylandia Volkswagen Museum ©
Volkylandia Volkswagen Museum
Macromural Brisa Tropical ©
Macromural Brisa Tropical

1
night
Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 2nd (Thu), wander the streets of Porta del Sol - West, head off the coast to Mona Island, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Colon.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mayaguez online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yauco to Mayaguez in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yauco in January since evenings lows in Mayaguez dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Mona Island ©
Mona Island
Porta del Sol - West ©
Porta del Sol - West
Plaza Colon ©
Plaza Colon

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

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 out of the city life by going to Caracas Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip site.

You can fly from Mayaguez to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In January in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Seven Seas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), thentour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail, and then kick back and relax at Monserrate Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo, Zipline, Seven Seas Beach
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Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Seven Seas Beach ©
Seven Seas Beach

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