21 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

21 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camuy
— 1 day
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
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San Juan

— 4 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.
Old San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Step out of San Juan to go to Fajardo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Las Americas, and stop by Puerto Rican Art & Crafts.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Juan trip builder.

Los Angeles, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Brava Beach, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra day trip planning site.

Fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Culebra.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Flamenco Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Enjoy Culebra some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni, head off the coast to Culebrita, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tamarindo.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary planning website.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, don't miss a visit to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, and contemplate the long history of Isabel Segunda.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then stroll through La Guancha de Ponce.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ponce road trip site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. July in Ponce sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Camuy.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Camuy

— 1 day
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe Apostol, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sardinera, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Camuy trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ponce to Camuy by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Camuy

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then enjoy the sea views from Punta Tuna Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Punta Figuras. On the next day, head off-road at Carabali Rainforest Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Camuy to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.