9 days in Fort Myers & Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Fort Myers & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Fort Myers & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Fort Myers, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
3
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
5
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa, United States

1
night
Fort Myers, United States

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Edison & Ford Winter Estates and then kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort Myers trip itinerary site .

Tampa to Fort Myers is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December in Fort Myers, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

Start your trip to El Yunque National Forest by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fort Myers to El Yunque National Forest. Traveling from Fort Myers to El Yunque National Forest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Myers in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Yunque National Forest, with lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

2
nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Chiva, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and then admire all the interesting features of Camp Garcia.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

2
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach and then get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Culebra online day trip planner .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December in Culebra, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Condado Beach, sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, and then contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan travel planning app .

San Juan is very close to Culebra. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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