22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Isabela
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Isabela
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 6 nights
Fly

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Isabela — 2 nights

Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián; west of Quebradillas; and east of Aguadilla and Moca. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Playa Crashboat and then kick back and relax at Jobos Beach. On the next day, Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isabela road trip website.

Kansas City, USA to Isabela is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Isabela are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 2 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cana Gorda Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Estatal de Guanica.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponce route builder app.

You can drive from Isabela to Ponce in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting El Yunque National Forest side-trips: Fajardo (Laguna Grande, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas). Make the 28th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest journey maker website.

Getting from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough 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, soothe aching muscles at Culebra Yoga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, and browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 4 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, stroll through Playa Media Luna, trot along with a tour on horseback, and head off the coast to Vieques Island.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Juan.
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San Juan — 6 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.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Playa Luquillo in Luquillo, approximately Luquillo away. Make the 9th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in San Juan are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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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