15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico journey planner
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Fly
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
5
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Luquillo in Luquillo (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip website.

Sacramento, USA to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sacramento to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Sacramento in August, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 8th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ponce trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel 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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, look for gifts at Isla Vida, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pata Prieta, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, stroll through Playa Zoni, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find out how to plan a trip to Culebra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo) and Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas). Make the 16th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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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