15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Guancha.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce road trip planner.

Oakland, USA to Ponce is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oakland to Ponce is 4 hours. Traveling from Oakland in December, expect Ponce to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Isla de Vieques

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navio Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques route website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Culebra

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Culebra day trip planner.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Make the 31st (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, try your luck at Oasis Casino at Embassy Suites San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

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Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.