31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 4 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 5 nights
Fly to Vieques, Drive to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Zipline (in Rio Grande). Make the 3rd (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary maker tool.

Chicago, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, San Juan is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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4
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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Get out of town with these interesting Ponce side-trips: Guanica Dry Forest (in Guanica) and Macromural Brisa Tropical (in Yauco). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, take a stroll through San German, take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha, and tee off at Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip maker website.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in December, things will get little chillier in Ponce: highs are around 80°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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3
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Rincon

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo Rojo (Los Morrillos Lighthouse & Playa Sucia), Crashboat Beach (in Aguadilla) and Isabela (Jobos Beach & Montones Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Papayo Divers and wander the streets of Porta del Sol - West.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Ponce in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rincon, with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Camuy.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

2
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Camuy

Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then explore the activities along Camuy River (Rio Camuy). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take a memorable tour with Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Camuy online trip maker.

You can drive from Rincon to Camuy in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rincon in December since evenings lows in Camuy dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

4
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El Yunque National Forest

You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo) and Palomino Island (in Las Croabas). Make the 17th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Camuy to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

5
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Culebra

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Culebra sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

6
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Isla de Vieques

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 nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, head off the coast to Vieques Island, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.