34 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

34 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Camuy
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Camuy
— 2 nights
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Rincon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 5 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 5 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 5 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
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San Juan
— 6 nights
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Camuy — 2 nights

Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camuy: Utuado (Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama & Horseback Riding Tours) and Lares (Museo de Recursos Historicos de Lares & Parroquia San Jose De La Montana). There's more to do: explore the activities along Camuy River (Rio Camuy) and stroll through Puerto Hermina Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camuy road trip site.

Newark, USA to Camuy is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Camuy, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Rincon.
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Rincon — 4 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Get out of town with these interesting Rincon side-trips: Playa Crashboat (in Aguadilla), Spotin tours (in Guaynabo) and Isabela (Jobos Beach & Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sucia, explore the world behind art at Heaven's Gate Convent (Porta Coeli), look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind, and stroll through Balneario of Rincon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rincon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Camuy to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 5 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponce: Cana Gorda Beach (in Playa de Guanica), Yauco (La Escalinata & Macromural Brisa Tropical) and Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ponce trip planner.

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Ponce are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 5 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Fajardo (Laguna Grande, Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan, &more), Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and El Malecon de Naguabo (in Naguabo). Make the 28th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.
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Culebra — 5 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tamarindo, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Culebra road trip website.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Culebra are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 6 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, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Chiva, and step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Juan.
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San Juan — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luquillo (Monkey Threads, Playa Luquillo, &more), Zipline (in Rio Grande) and Cayo Icacos (in Fajardo). Make the 12th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In November in San Juan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly 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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