15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, make a trip to Plaza de La Democracia, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Juan online trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Juan. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in San Juan reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

On the 5th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Grande and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Caracas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 7 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, stroll through Playa Carlos Rosario, relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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