15 days in Puerto Rico & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Rico & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Yosemite National Park, United States
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Wawona, United States
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
3
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
4
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h
End: Yosemite National Park, United States

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nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Four Mile Trail and Valley View. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

September in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
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Wawona, United States

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 23rd (Sun), explore and take pictures at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wawona trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Wawona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Wawona hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Wawona

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center

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nights
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Explore hidden gems such as Monserrate Beach and Torre Britton.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to El Yunque National Forest with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Wawona to El Yunque National Forest is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wawona in September since evenings lows in El Yunque National Forest dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luquillo, Mt. Britton Lookout Tower
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Juan Diego Falls ©
Juan Diego Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plata Beach, then make a trip to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, and then have fun at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques travel route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays ©
Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays
La Gran Ceiba de Vieques ©
La Gran Ceiba de Vieques

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nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 29th (Sat), get outside with Ruta Nativa and then appreciate the history behind Plaza de Colon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Roots Fountain, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Food Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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