13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 1 night
2
Rincon
— 1 night
3
Luquillo
— 1 night
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
5
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
6
San Juan
— 2 nights
7
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights

1
night
San Juan

San Juan
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan road trip planning site.

Austin, USA to San Juan is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Rincon.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Survival Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Rincon in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luquillo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Survival Beach
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Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach

1
night
Luquillo

Luquillo
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luquillo route planning tool.

Drive from Rincon to Luquillo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Luquillo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On your second day here, kick back and relax at Brava Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Melones Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Luquillo to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach
Melones Beach ©
Melones Beach
Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Malecon and Highway 997. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plata Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can drive from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse
Malecon ©
Malecon
La Gran Ceiba de Vieques ©
La Gran Ceiba de Vieques

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nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, take a memorable tour with Tours, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Carolina Children's Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Roots Fountain, explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas, and then stroll around Plaza Ventana del Mar.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Carolina Children's Museum
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Carolina Children's Museum ©
Carolina Children's Museum
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Museo de Las Americas ©
Museo de Las Americas

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nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail, thentake in panoramic vistas at Mt. Britton Lookout Tower, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Juan Diego Falls, stroll through Big Tree Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luquillo Mountain Range.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest itinerary app.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Mt. Britton Lookout Tower
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El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
Juan Diego Falls ©
Juan Diego Falls

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