34 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

34 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary maker

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San Juan
— 8 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 6 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 9 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ponce
— 5 nights
Drive
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Barceloneta
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Cueva del Indio (in Arecibo) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Juan. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, stroll through Zoni Beach, and browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Culebra online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 9 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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and expand your understanding of the military at Camp Garcia.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting El Yunque National Forest side-trips: Fajardo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay, &more), Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and Carabali Rainforest Park (in Luquillo).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest journey builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ponce

— 5 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore Ponce's surroundings by going to Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica), Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, play a few rounds at Bahia Beach Plantation, steep yourself in history at Museo Castillo Serralles, and head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ponce vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from El Yunque National Forest in October, expect nights in Ponce to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Barceloneta.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Barceloneta

— 1 night

City of Pineapples

Affectionately nicknamed "City of Pineapples," Barceloneta owes its agricultural heritage to the fertility of its land and the purity its water, with its large underground water reservoirs attracting pharmaceutical companies in recent years.
You've now added Gabriel Lugo Birding Tour Guide to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, then make a trip to Barceloneta, and then do sightseeing your way with Gabriel Lugo Birding Tour Guide.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barceloneta online day trip planner.

Drive from Ponce to Barceloneta in 2 hours. In October in Barceloneta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Barceloneta

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.