13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
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Rincon

— 2 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Do some cultural sightseeing at El Faro Lighthouse and Los Morrillos Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Playa Sucia and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Rincon side-trips: Crashboat Beach (in Aguadilla) and Tropical Trail Rides - Isabela (in Isabela).

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rincon travel route planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rincon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rincon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Mini Boat Adventures and Icacos Island. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Monkey Threads in Luquillo, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rincon to San Juan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. October in San Juan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 19th (Mon): stroll through Zoni Beach, see Jerry’s Jeep Rental, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Culebra travel planner.

Fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 21st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest attractions planner.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Isla de Vieques

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Chiva and Secret Beach (Pata Prieta). Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Sun Bay Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Navio Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

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.