32 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

32 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 6 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 4 nights
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Rincon
— 4 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 5 nights
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Culebra
— 6 nights
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San Juan

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Zipline (in Rio Grande) and Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo). Make the 15th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip planning website.

Richmond, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Richmond to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Juan, with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Isla de Vieques

— 6 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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Balneario Sun Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques travel route planner.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ponce

— 4 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponce: Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado), Guanica (Bosque Estatal de Guanica & Island Scuba) and Sandra Farms Coffee (in Adjuntas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, contemplate the long history of Museo Castillo Serralles, head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos, and examine the collection at Parque de Bombas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ponce day trip tool.

You can 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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rincon

— 4 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rincon: Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy), Aguadilla (Playa Crashboat & Survival Beach) and Cabo Rojo (Playa Sucia & Faro Los Morrillos). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jobos Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Balneario de Boqueron, and stop by San German.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon travel planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ponce in June: highs in Rincon hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Yunque National Forest: Fajardo (Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas). Make the 5th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Culebra

— 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra day trip planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.