42 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

42 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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Culebra
— 6 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 7 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 5 nights
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Rincon
— 7 nights
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La Parguera
— 4 nights
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Utuado
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 10 nights
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Culebra — 6 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Tamarindo and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, stroll through Playa Zoni, and kick back and relax at Culebra National Wildlife.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Culebra online tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Culebra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Culebra, with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caracas and Balneario Sun Bay. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques attractions tool.

Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 5 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Yokahu Observation Tower and Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). Explore El Yunque National Forest's surroundings by going to Fajardo (Laguna Grande, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas). Make the 21st (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rincon.
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Rincon — 7 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Crashboat and Playa Buye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rincon: Cabo Rojo (Playa Sucia & Faro Los Morrillos), The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins (in Aguadilla) and Isabela (Montones Beach & Jobos Beach). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Las Cascadas Water Park, kick back and relax at Balneario de Boqueron, and stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon vacation site.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Parguera.
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La Parguera — 4 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla de Caja de Muertos and Surf 'N Fun Water Park. Explore La Parguera's surroundings by going to Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica) and Ponce (Museo Castillo Serralles & Museo de Arte de Ponce).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Parguera travel route planner.

You can drive from Rincon to La Parguera in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Utuado.
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Utuado — 2 nights

Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. On the 5th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Utuado online travel planner.

Drive from La Parguera to Utuado in 2 hours. When traveling from La Parguera in August, plan for little chillier days in Utuado, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 10 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Carolina Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Fajardo (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Cayo Icacos) and Luquillo (Playa Luquillo, Balneario Luquillo, &more). Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, stroll through Condado Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Beneficencia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Utuado to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly 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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