10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly to Orlando Sanford, Drive to Jacksonville

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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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, stroll through Media Luna Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques tour itinerary planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. August in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

San Juan

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luquillo (Carabali Rainforest Park & Luquillo Beach). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In August in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.