24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
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Rincon
— 4 nights
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Arecibo
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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Fajardo
— 4 nights
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Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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Ponce — 4 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore hidden gems such as Hacienda Buena Vista and Calle 25 de Enero. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in La Parguera) and Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos, and see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas.

Use Klarna Trips's suggestions to plan your Ponce trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Hartford, USA to Ponce is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hartford in July since evenings lows in Ponce dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rincon.
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Rincon — 4 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Explore hidden gems such as Steps Beach and Playa Buye. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rincon: Isabela (Jobos Beach & Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca), Faro Los Morrillos (in Cabo Rojo) and Playa Crashboat (in Aguadilla). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, sample some tasty brews at Spotin tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rincon trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Rincon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arecibo.
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Arecibo — 3 nights

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Vega Baja and Playa Mar Chiquita. Explore Arecibo's surroundings by going to Utuado (Horseback Riding Tours & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, Head underground at Cueva del Indio, and make a trip to Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arecibo road trip website.

You can drive from Rincon to Arecibo in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 5 nights

Isla Nena

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Vieques Island, stroll through Balneario Sun Bay, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Caracas.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip planner.

You can fly from Arecibo to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Carlos Rosario and Culebrita Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, head off the coast to Culebrita, stroll through Playa Tamarindo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Culebra day trip planner.

Fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Fajardo.
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Fajardo — 4 nights

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Get out of town with these interesting Fajardo side-trips: El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque National Forest & Yokahu Observation Tower). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Icacos, stroll through Playa Luquillo, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fajardo trip planning app.

Getting from Culebra to Fajardo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Fajardo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.
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