15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

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Culebra
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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Ponce
— 2 nights
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Rincon
— 3 nights
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Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

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 Playa Tamarindo and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Flamenco Beach, get advice or help at Culebra Public Library, head off the coast to Culebrita, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carlos Rosario.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Culebra holiday site.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Culebra. In September, Culebra is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Isla de Vieques

— 4 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Navio and Balneario Sun Bay. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Media Luna, take an in-depth tour of Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol, admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques road trip app.

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
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 flight from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. 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 fly to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Ponce

— 2 nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ponce trip builder tool.

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

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Rincon

— 3 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Visit Faro Los Morrillos and Faro de Punta Higuera for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Buye and Playa Oeste Gallery. There's lots more to do: stroll through Domes Beach, stop by Ocean State of Mind, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.