11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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San Juan
— 4 nights
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in El Yunque National Forest: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.
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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 28th (Sun): stroll through Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Culebra holiday maker site.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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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 adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.
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San Juan — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Zipline (in Rio Grande), Museo de Arte de Ponce (in Ponce) and Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Condado Beach, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online trip maker.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In June in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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