11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Carolina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  45 min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
3
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
San Juan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
On the 2nd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carolina trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Carolina is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Carolina. Traveling from Kansas City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carolina, with lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Carolina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach
Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind ©
Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 3rd (Thu), stop by Zinkowski Art Studio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and then stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carolina to Culebra in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Guancha, and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ponce trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Culebra to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. August in Ponce sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Museums Nature
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva and then stroll through Caracas Beach. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques tour website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, then get some fabulous bargains at Coach Outlet Store, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Las Americas.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

You can drive 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 and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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