15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  8 h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Utuado
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Yauco
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
9
Mayaguez
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
10
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Cincinnati

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nights
San Juan

San Juan
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Juan day trip planning site .

Cincinnati, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in December; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest route planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, don't miss a visit to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Vieques Island, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Angel Reef.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro ©
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
On the 31st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, see the interesting displays at Casa Blanca Museum, and then stop by Tulip Art.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan route tool .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Utuado.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Casa Blanca Museum ©
Casa Blanca Museum
Tulip Art ©
Tulip Art

1
night
Utuado

Utuado
Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Utuado trip maker website .

You can drive from San Juan to Utuado in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Utuado are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Utuado

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arecibo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Utuado to Arecibo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

1
night
Ponce

Ponce
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ponce route planning app .

Drive from Arecibo to Ponce in 1.5 hours. In January in Ponce, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Yauco.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

1
night
Yauco

Yauco
Yauco is a city and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centered on the city of the same name. To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yauco online itinerary planner .

Yauco is very close to Ponce. In January, daytime highs in Yauco are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will leave for Mayaguez on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Yauco

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

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Mayaguez

Mayaguez
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mayaguez trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Yauco to Mayaguez in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yauco in January since evenings lows in Mayaguez dip to 75°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Utuado.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

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Rincon

Rincon
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rincon trip maker app .

Drive from Mayaguez to Rincon in an hour. In January in Rincon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

1
night
San Juan

San Juan
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip tool .

You can drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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