15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  10​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
5
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Columbus

4
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques online visit planner .

Columbus, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Isla de Vieques, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Monkey Threads
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You've now added Isla de Caja de Muertos to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then contemplate the long history of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ponce online trip maker .

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from El Yunque National Forest in June, you will find days in Ponce are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Nature Parks
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Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step out of San Juan to go to Luquillo and see Luquillo Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old San Juan, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Juan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Ponce in June, expect nights in San Juan to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, Luquillo Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary tool .

Culebra is very close to San Juan. In June, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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