19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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19 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Barranquilla
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Ponce
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Barranquilla

1
day
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias), then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ponce trip itinerary builder tool .

Barranquilla, Colombia to Ponce is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Barranquilla to Ponce, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barranquilla in January; daily highs in Ponce reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest & Luquillo Beach). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Juan itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. In January in San Juan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

6
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, adventure, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay, kick back and relax at Navio Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Beach, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques road trip site .

Isla de Vieques is just a short distance from San Juan. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

5
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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, outdoors, nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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