11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and Botello Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Plaza las Americas or Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, shop like a local with The Poet's Passage, and browse for treasures at El Alcazar.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan road trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Philadelphia in June, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Luquillo Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store, then shop like a local with Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, and finally get some fabulous bargains at The Outlet Mall 66.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest road trip site .

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, The Outlet Mall 66, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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 in touch with nature at Sun Bay and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Get a sense of the local culture at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques holiday maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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