13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly
2
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cabo Rojo
— 2 nights
Fly
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
5
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly

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Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Chiva and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get outdoors at Sun Bay Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Navio Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, stroll through Caracas Beach, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online trip itinerary builder.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mini Boat Adventures and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Monkey Threads (in Luquillo) and Icacos Island (in Fajardo). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take a memorable tour with Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip app.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in San Juan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Cabo Rojo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Faro Los Morrillos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sucia, and then relax and rejuvenate at YangChi Therapy. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Higueras and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo Rojo road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Juan to Cabo Rojo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. October in Cabo Rojo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo Rojo to El Yunque National Forest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tamarindo Beach and Culebrita Island. Get in touch with nature at Flamenco Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Culebra travel planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.