13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Juan

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luquillo (Carabali Rainforest Park & Luquillo Beach), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo) and Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz (in Loiza). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Juan. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo, Scuba & Snorkeling, Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, Casa Bacardi
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Culebra online trip itinerary planner .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

4
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, and expand your understanding of the military at Camp Garcia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip planner .

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Ponce, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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