13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Tampa

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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

On the 14th (Sun), hike along Mount Britton Trail and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through El Yunque National Forest.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip builder site.

Tampa, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tampa to El Yunque National Forest due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.
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Culebra — 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Flamenco Beach and Playa Zoni. Visiting Culebrita and Playa Tamarindo will get you outdoors. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Melones Beach and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Culebra trip builder tool.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 3 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 in touch with nature at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, stop by Isla Vida, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

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You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Condado Beach and Playa Luquillo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Coqui International (in Palmer) and Trollbeads (in Canovanas). The adventure continues: stroll through Pine Grove Beach, view the masterpieces at Galeria Exodo, buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Las Americas, and pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial Monument.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan driving holiday 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, taxi, and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ponce vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (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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