16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 4 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Culebrita and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: stroll through Flamenco Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Tamarindo, see Jerry’s Jeep Rental, and examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Culebra trip itinerary builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Culebra is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In September, Culebra is much warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower, then zoom along the surf with Mini Boat Adventures, and then examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest road trip site.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

San Juan

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo de Las Americas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paseo de la Princesa and Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take a peaceful walk through La Marquesa Forest Park, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Juan route maker.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Ponce

— 4 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Faro Los Morrillos and Museo Castillo Serralles will appeal to history buffs. Museo de Arte de Ponce and Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponce: Island Scuba (in Guanica) and Playa Sucia (in Cabo Rojo). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

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Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in September, plan for slightly colder days in Ponce, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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.