60 days in Puerto Rico & Boston Itinerary

60 days in Puerto Rico & Boston Itinerary

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Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  7 h
1
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h
2
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 6 nights
Fly:  30 min
4
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ponce, Puerto Rico
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Camuy, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Rincon, Puerto Rico
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Boston, United States
— 12 nights
End: Boston, United States

5
nights
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Explore El Yunque National Forest's surroundings by going to Fajardo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Bioluminescent Bay, &more), Carabali Rainforest Park (in Luquillo) and Palmas Del Mar Golf Club (in Humacao).

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker site.

Boston, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Boston in November: high temperatures in El Yunque National Forest hover around 87°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fajardo, Luquillo, Palmas Del Mar Golf Club, Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Zipline
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park

11
nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, have fun at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques visit planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 17:
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays ©
Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

6
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

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, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, and get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Culebra are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

10
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Luquillo Beach in Luquillo (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, make a trip to Calle del Cristo, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planning app.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In November in San Juan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carolina, Museo De Arte De Bayamon, Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
Find places to stay Nov 23 — Dec 3:
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

7
nights
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponce: Guanica (Atolladora Beach (Ballena Bay) & Guanica Dry Forest), Cana Gorda Beach (in Playa de Guanica) and Macromural Brisa Tropical (in Yauco). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, and tee off at Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce road trip planning app.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, Ponce is slightly colder than San Juan - with highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Camuy.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Guanica, Puerto Rico, Salto de Collores, Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande, Cana Gorda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:
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Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Plaza de las Delicias ©
Plaza de las Delicias

2
nights
Camuy, Puerto Rico

Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll around Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then kick back and relax at Jobos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Camuy online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Camuy takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Camuy are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jobos Beach, Aventura Cueva Ventana, Horseback Riding Tours
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy ©
Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Jobos Beach ©
Jobos Beach

6
nights
Rincon, Puerto Rico

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rincon: Shacks Beach (in Isabela), Mayaguez (Porta del Sol - West & Mona Island) and Museum of the History of San German (in San German). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Heaven's Gate Convent (Porta Coeli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maria's Beach, kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Gruta De San Juan Bautista.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rincon driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Camuy to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Camuy in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Rincon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez, Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, Shacks Beach
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:
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Mona Island ©
Mona Island
Heaven's Gate Convent (Porta Coeli) ©
Heaven's Gate Convent (Porta Coeli)
Balneario de Boqueron ©
Balneario de Boqueron

12
nights
Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway), Young Family Farm (in Little Compton) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and examine the collection at The Breakers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

Getting from Rincon to Boston by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rincon to Boston. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rincon in December: high temperatures in Boston hover around 43°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Newport, Sandwich, Plymouth, Salem
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 30:
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

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