13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cabo Rojo
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Chiva and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get outdoors at Sun Bay Beach and Secret Beach (Pata Prieta). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Navio Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, stroll through Caracas Beach, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online trip itinerary builder.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mini Boat Adventures and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Icacos Island (in Fajardo) and Monkey Threads (in Luquillo). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can 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 and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Los Morrillos Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sucia, and then relax and rejuvenate at YangChi Therapy. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo Rojo road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Juan to Cabo Rojo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. October in Cabo Rojo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo Rojo to El Yunque National Forest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tamarindo Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get in touch with nature at Culebrita Island and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach and stroll through Zoni Beach.

Plan trip to Culebra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Culebra are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.