16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Fajardo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Sebastian
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Brava Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra planner .

Nashville, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Culebra. Traveling from Nashville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Culebra, with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Sand Beach as well as Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Black Sand Beach, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

4
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Luquillo Beach as well as Puerto Rico Bio Bay Tours LLC. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Caribbean Trading Company Store. Get out of town with these interesting Fajardo side-trips: Mt. Britton Lookout Tower (in Rio Grande) and El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest, La Mina Falls, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Monserrate Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Las Paylas, take a memorable tour with Culebra VIP & East, and hike along Big Tree Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fajardo travel route builder .

You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Luquillo, El Yunque National Forest, Rio Grande
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Zipline
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aventura Cueva Ventana, Aleli Tours - Day Tours and El Arsenal. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana, get a new perspective on things with Aleli Tours - Day Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at El Arsenal. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Casa Cortes, get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fajardo to San Juan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aleli Tours - Day Tours, Aventura Cueva Ventana
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Aleli Tours - Day Tours ©
Aleli Tours - Day Tours

2
nights
San Sebastian

San Sebastian ©
San Sebastián is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located northwest of the island, south of Isabela and Quebradillas; north of Las Marías; east of Moca and Añasco; and west of Lares. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gozalandia Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana, then Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gozalandia Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Sebastian travel route planner .

You can drive from San Juan to San Sebastian in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aguadilla, Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Highlights from your plan
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Gozalandia Waterfall ©
Gozalandia Waterfall

2
nights
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. La Cueva del Indio has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Aventura Cueva Ventana, then Head underground at La Cueva del Indio, and then get some fabulous bargains at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arecibo visit planner .

Getting from San Sebastian to Arecibo by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce, Playa Mar Chiquita, Casa Canales, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana

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