20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

20 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner

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Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly
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Utuado
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 5 nights
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El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at Coqui International.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip maker tool.

Dallas, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to El Yunque National Forest, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in March: highs in El Yunque National Forest hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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, step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Culebra itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Utuado.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Utuado

— 3 nights
Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Utuado: Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy), Jobos Beach (in Isabela) and Ponce (Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, Museo de Arte de Ponce, &more). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, and don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Utuado trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Culebra to Utuado by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Utuado

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo), Trollbeads (in Canovanas) and Icacos Island (in Fajardo). Make the 23rd (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: visit Old San Juan, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and stop by Pure Soul Living.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Juan, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Utuado to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.