11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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


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.

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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.
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El Yunque National Forest

On the 30th (Fri), get advice or help at El Yunque National Forest.

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Take a shuttle from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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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 Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Visit Black Sand Beach and Playa Monte Santo for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Navio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Glass Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.