22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary maker

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

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Old San Juan. Escape the urban bustle at Condado Beach and Playa Luquillo. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Zipline in Rio Grande--about 44 minutes away. Make the 15th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Juan online holiday planner.

Denver, USA to San Juan is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Denver to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in January, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Ponce

— 4 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de Arte de Ponce and Parque de Bombas. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and Bosque Estatal de Guanica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponce: Parroquia San Jose De La Montana (in Lares), Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado) and Island Scuba (in Guanica).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ponce tour itinerary website.

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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El Yunque National Forest

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to El Yunque Rain Forest and Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Yunque National Forest: Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and Fajardo (Kayaking & Canoeing & Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest travel route planner.

You can fly from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Culebra

— 5 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Get in touch with nature at Flamenco Beach and Playa Zoni. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Culebrita, stroll through Brava Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra day trip site.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. January in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.
Visiting Balneario Sun Bay and Playa Media Luna will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Playa Caracas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

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You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.