17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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Fly
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San Juan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 4 nights
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San Juan

— 5 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Tropical Adventures Puerto Rico has been added to your itinerary. Make the 5th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. In November, San Juan is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 7th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, then appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cana Gorda Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque Estatal de Guanica.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ponce online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponce: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, head off the coast to Vieques Island, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, and stroll through Playa Pata Prieta.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In November in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Culebra

— 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Culebra road trip app.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.