16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Fajardo
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
5
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Rincon
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
7
Isabela
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Camuy
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Icacos Island, and then make a trip to Bioluminescent Bay.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fajardo trip itinerary builder.

Chicago, USA to Fajardo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in Fajardo dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Luquillo
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Icacos Island ©
Icacos Island

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You've now added Tamarindo Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach, then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, stroll through Tamarindo Beach, and then examine the collection at Museo Histotico de Culebra.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Culebra itinerary maker.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from Fajardo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You've added The Cigar House, Plaza Las Américas, Museo De Arte De Puerto Rico, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo De Arte De Puerto Rico, then steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, and then look for gifts at The Cigar House. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, then get behind the scenes at Casa Bacardi, and then browse the different shops at Plaza Las Américas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip builder.

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico ©
Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sun Bay, steep yourself in history at Isabel Segunda, kick back and relax at Blue Beach, and don't miss a visit to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip builder.

Isla de Vieques is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In August in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay ©
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dona Juana Waterfall, Finca De Girasoles and Las Cascadas de Aguadilla. Explore Ponce's surroundings by going to Guanica (Guanica Dry Forest & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, look for gifts at Utopia, contemplate the long history of Cruz del Vigia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Guanica, Las Cascadas De Aguadilla, Dona Juana Waterfall
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Finca El Girasol ©
Finca El Girasol
Guanica Dry Forest ©
Guanica Dry Forest
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

1
day
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tunel de Guaniquilla, Plaza Colon and Domes Beach. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tunel de Guaniquilla, enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Colon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rincon vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. August in Rincon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isabela.

Things to do in Rincon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plaza Colon, Tunel de Guaniquilla
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Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Plaza Colon ©
Plaza Colon
Tunel de Guaniquilla ©
Tunel de Guaniquilla

2
nights
Isabela

Isabela ©
Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián; west of Quebradillas; and east of Aguadilla and Moca. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Casa Dona Bisa and Museo Historia San Sebastian.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isabela vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Isabela takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Isabela can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Camuy.

Things to do in Isabela

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa Dona Bisa and Museo Historia San Sebastian, Crashboat Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Jobos Beach ©
Jobos Beach

few
hours
Camuy

Camuy ©
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hacienda Buena Vista, Parque de Bombas, Isla de Caja de Muertos, and other attractions.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Camuy online itinerary creator.

Getting from Isabela to Camuy by car takes about an hour. August in Camuy sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponce, Camuy River (Rio Camuy), Cueva del Indio
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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