13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fajardo
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet

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Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space and then stop by Isla Vida. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques online tour planner.

Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11-hour travel. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Fajardo

— 2 nights
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): catch all the local highlights with The Innovation and then kick back and relax at Seven Seas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Las Paylas, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fajardo trip planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fajardo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach and then examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Fajardo to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

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Getting from Culebra to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. While traveling from San Juan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponce, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites

El Yunque National Forest

— 3 nights
El Yunque Rain Forest has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Guavate, revel in the low prices at Trollbeads, then see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and finally admire the sheer force of La Coca Falls.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.