24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

24 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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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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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 6 nights
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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 Balneario Sun Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pata Prieta, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques day trip planning site.

Miami, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In May in Culebra, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

El Yunque National Forest

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo). Make the 9th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Camuy.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Camuy

— 2 nights
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Camuy River (Rio Camuy). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get a dose of the wild on Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Camuy trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Camuy by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. May in Camuy sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce

— 3 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore Ponce's surroundings by going to La Escalinata (in Yauco) and Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ponce journey maker app.

Getting from Camuy to Ponce by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Juan

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Zipline (in Rio Grande). Make the 21st (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Park Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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.