10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, pause for some photo ops at Plazuela La Rogativa, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to San Juan is 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Culebra

— 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Flamenco Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Green Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques travel route planner.

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. May in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.