15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to San Juan
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Camuy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Manchester

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San Juan

— 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Mar Chiquita and Playa Vega Baja. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Isla Verde and Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carolina Beach, make a trip to Plaza Colon, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip planner.

Manchester, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Juan is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for a bit warmer days in San Juan, with highs around 88°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caracas and Playa La Chiva. Visit Playa Pata Prieta and Balneario Sun Bay for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and stop by Isla Vida.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques road trip tool.

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

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.
Relax by the water at Flamenco Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Zoni and Playa Carlos Rosario. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melones Beach and relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao and then kick back and relax at Playa Los Machos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha de Ponce, and then enjoy the sea views from Cardona Island Light.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce attractions planning website.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from El Yunque National Forest in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponce: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Camuy.

Things to do in Ponce

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Camuy

— 2 nights
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sardinera and then Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Penon Amador Beach.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Camuy route planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Camuy in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Camuy can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.