18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Culebra
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
Fajardo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Loiza
— 1 day
Drive
4
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Culebra trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Culebra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Culebra to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fajardo

— 3 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Isidra Catholic Mass, then stroll through Seven Seas Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Carabali Rainforest Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fajardo trip maker website.

Getting from Culebra to Fajardo by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Fajardo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Loiza.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Loiza

— 1 day
Loíza is a small town and municipality on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, north of Canóvanas; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Loiza trip itinerary maker tool.

Loiza is just a stone's throw from Fajardo. January in Loiza sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Loiza

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

San Juan

— 5 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Carolina Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Juan day trip website.

You can drive from Loiza to San Juan in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sun Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques day trip site.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Higueras, enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rincon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, shuttle, and car. In February, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.