17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 4 nights
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
5
Culebra
— 4 nights

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Luquillo (Luquillo Beach & Carabali Rainforest Park). Make the 31st (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip builder site.

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Juan is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in San Juan hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo, Pine Grove Beach, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Climbing Tours
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then kick back and relax at Cana Gorda Beach, and then appreciate the history behind La Escalinata.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ponce trip website.

Drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponce: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cana Gorda Beach, La Escalinata
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

4
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, head off the coast to Vieques Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Marauder Sailing Charters - Private Tours ©
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 10th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): trek along Big Tree Trail and then add some adventure to your tour with Barefoot Travelers Kayak Tour to Monkey Island.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Barefoot Travelers Kayak Tour to Monkey Island
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail

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nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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