16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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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-Arlanda Airport

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Culebra

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 Island and Jerry’s Jeep Rental. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Culebra trip itinerary maker tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Culebra is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Culebra. 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 travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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El Yunque National Forest

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 Rain 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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. 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 · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Visit Paseo de la Princesa and Old San Juan for their historical value. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo de Las Americas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through La Marquesa Forest Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Park Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Juan itinerary maker website.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Los Morrillos Lighthouse and Casa Wiechers-Villaronga 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 pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles.

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Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.