16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 5 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Balneario Sun Bay and Caracas Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and Isabel Segunda. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques tour itinerary builder.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and taxi. March in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

San Juan

— 5 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.
Visit Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to The Butterfly People or Walter Otero Contemporary Art. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Zipline (in Rio Grande). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, take in the exciting artwork at Depigment Art, and get some fabulous bargains at Coach Outlet Store.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest day trip tool.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 Zoni Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Culebrita, take a memorable tour with Tours, and kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Culebra sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Culebra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.