15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Sucia and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Crashboat and Jobos Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo Rojo (Playa Buye & Faro Los Morrillos). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, stop by Ocean State of Mind, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rincon online travel route builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rincon is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Zurich to Rincon due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Rincon reach 38°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan and then examine the collection at El Yunque National Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest route site.

You can fly from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

Little Island

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 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tamarindo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni.

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You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. September in Culebra sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.
Relax by the water at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Malecon. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

Before you visit Isla de Vieques, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Marquesa Forest Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Natural de Humacao in Humacao (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and stroll around Parque de las Palomas.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Juan road trip planning site.

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 October, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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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