35 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

35 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Juan
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San Juan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 5 nights
Drive
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Camuy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 7 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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San Juan — 8 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 these side-trips from San Juan: Luquillo (Zipline & Playa Luquillo). Make the 8th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Biaggi & Faure Fine Art.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

Exeter, UK to San Juan is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Exeter to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cana Gorda Beach (in Playa de Guanica) and Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and see some colorful creatures with Blue Water Scuba.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ponce itinerary planner.

Drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in May, you will find days in Ponce are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Camuy.
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Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Camuy — 3 nights

Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Explore Camuy's surroundings by going to Utuado (Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama & Horseback Riding Tours) and Cueva del Indio (in Arecibo). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Camuy online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Camuy takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Camuy are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) 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: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, stroll through Playa Pata Prieta, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Camuy to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of car, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 7 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and head off the coast to Culebrita.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip site.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 31:

El Yunque National Forest — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Yunque National Forest: Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and Fajardo (Laguna Grande & Kayaking & Canoeing). Make the 2nd (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) 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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