5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
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Arecibo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Aguadilla
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Mayaguez
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Cabo Rojo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Ponce
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sardinera.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo trip tool .

New York City, USA to Arecibo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Arecibo is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Aguadilla.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Playa Sardinera
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Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park ©

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Aguadilla

Aguadilla ©
Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aguadilla vacation planning site .

You can drive from Arecibo to Aguadilla in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mayaguez.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach

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Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Plaza Colon and then wander the streets of San German.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mayaguez trip planner .

You can drive from Aguadilla to Mayaguez in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

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Neighborhoods

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San German
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San German ©
San German
Plaza Colon ©
Plaza Colon

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Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo Rojo online trip itinerary builder .

Cabo Rojo is just a short distance from Mayaguez. In July, daily temperatures in Cabo Rojo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ponce.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Joyuda ©
Joyuda

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of La Guancha, then admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Ponce trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cabo Rojo to Ponce takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ponce are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga ©
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

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