11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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El Yunque National Forest
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 8 nights
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San Juan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Para la Naturaleza and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at El Arsenal, then steep yourself in history at Depigment Art, and then pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial Monument.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Juan journey tool.

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 89°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip tool.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Museums
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Isla de Vieques

— 8 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space. Your inner history buff will appreciate Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and El Hombre de Puerto Ferro. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and head off the coast to Vieques Island.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In July in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.