18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Santiago

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Make your San Juan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Santiago, Chile to San Juan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Culebra travel itinerary planner .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

6
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: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors 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

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ponce vacation tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In August in Ponce, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel 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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