15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Culebra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rincon
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tamarindo Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Flamenco Beach, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library, and stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Culebra due to the time zone difference. In September, Culebra is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

4
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Navio Beach and Media Luna Beach. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sun Bay Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Traveling by car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Monserrate Beach, and then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

Plan trip to El Yunque National Forest with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In September in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luquillo
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Zipline

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Ponce History Museum, stop by Plaza del Caribe, and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, thenexamine the collection at Parque de Bombas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponce day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from El Yunque National Forest in September, expect nights in Ponce to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Nature Parks
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Ponce History Museum ©
Ponce History Museum

3
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Visit Los Morrillos Lighthouse and El Faro Lighthouse for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Domes Beach. Step out of Rincon to go to Cabo Rojo and see Buye Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, and stop by Ocean State of Mind.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rincon road trip app.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. In September in Rincon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo Rojo
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Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach

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