22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 8 nights
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San Juan
— 9 nights
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Culebra
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Isla de Vieques

— 8 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.
Get outdoors at Sun Bay Beach and Navio Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Media Luna Beach and Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Chiva, contemplate the long history of Isabel Segunda, take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Camp Garcia.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. In December, Isla de Vieques is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

San Juan

— 9 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old San Juan and Plaza Las Americas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Caribbean Trading Company Store (in Palmer), Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, stop by Spicy Caribbee, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. December in San Juan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Get in touch with nature at Culebrita Island and Tamarindo Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.