17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 5 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 4 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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, stroll through Caracas Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques day trip planning site.

Miami, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miami to Isla de Vieques. In April in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Culebra

— 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, head off the coast to Culebra National Wildlife, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

Start your trip to Culebra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest driving holiday planner.

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 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ponce tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from El Yunque National Forest in May, expect nights in Ponce to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo), Museo del Tabaco Caguas (in Caguas) and Zipline (in Rio Grande). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll through Pine Grove Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Juan online visit planner.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. May in San Juan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.