16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Fajardo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Oklahoma City

1
day
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest holiday tool .

Oklahoma City, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Oklahoma City in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in El Yunque National Forest: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Wildlife Parks
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 19th (Tue), kick back and relax at Condado Beach, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then look for gifts at Marisel Herbal Bath & Body. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Juan route maker .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Family-friendly places like Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra road trip site .

Culebra is very close to San Juan. In March, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Sun Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner .

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. March in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas and then Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponce day trip planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Ponce by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In March, daytime highs in Ponce are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Highlights from your plan
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

2
nights
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. On the 29th (Fri), head off the coast to Icacos Island. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Monkey Threads, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Fajardo online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ponce to Fajardo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Fajardo can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fajardo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Icacos Island ©
Icacos Island
Kayaking & Canoeing

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