23 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

23 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Drive
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Aguada
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ponce
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Orocovis
— 1 night
Fly
4
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Culebra
— 5 nights
Fly
6
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive
7
San Juan
— 4 nights

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Aguada — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Crashboat, and then get interesting insight from Best Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Bamboo Art & Sea Glass Creations and then kick back and relax at Jobos Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aguada travel itinerary planner.

San Juan to Aguada is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Aguada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 5 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponce: Guanica (Island Scuba & Bosque Estatal de Guanica), Lares (Museo de Recursos Historicos de Lares & Parroquia San Jose De La Montana) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, enjoy the sand and surf at Cana Gorda Beach, make a trip to Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and appreciate the history behind La Escalinata.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ponce sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Aguada to Ponce in 1.5 hours. August in Ponce sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Orocovis.
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Orocovis — 1 night

Orocovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas. On the 1st (Thu), tee off at Bahia Beach Plantation and then admire the sheer force of Catarata Chorro de Dona Juana.

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You can drive from Ponce to Orocovis in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 4 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 adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orocovis to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.
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Culebra — 5 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 outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Culebra, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at El Yunque National Forest, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then head off the coast to Isla Palominos. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through El Yunque National Forest.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan.
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San Juan — 4 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.
Step out of San Juan to go to Luquillo and see Playa Luquillo, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in San Juan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough 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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