22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation maker
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San Juan
— 5 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
Fly
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Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Adelaide

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San Juan — 5 nights

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 San Juan's surroundings by going to Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo) and Zipline (in Rio Grande). Make the 18th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Juan online route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to San Juan is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in San Juan reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through El Yunque National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at El Yunque National Forest, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning tool.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 4 nights

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 outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife, relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra day trip planning site.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Culebra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 5 nights

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 adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Camuy.
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Camuy — 2 nights

Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Camuy River (Rio Camuy) and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camuy itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Camuy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and car. In January, daytime highs in Camuy are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip builder tool.

Getting from Camuy to Ponce by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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