13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour itinerary builder

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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Lajas
— 4 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary site.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In November, San Juan is warmer than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Lajas.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Lajas

— 4 nights
Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southwestern Puerto Rico, on the southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. Your day by day itinerary now includes Parguera Fishing Charters. Venture out of the city with trips to Macromural Brisa Tropical (in Yauco), Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica) and Cana Gorda Beach (in Playa de Guanica). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, stop by San German, explore the activities along Bioluminiscent Bay, and stroll through Salt Flats and Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lajas tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Lajas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Lajas

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest travel website.

You can fly from Lajas to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Playa Zoni, then head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

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Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Malecon, then get a new perspective on things with Marauder Sailing Charters - Private Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva and then head off the coast to Vieques Island.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.