17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Ponce
— 2 nights
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Rincon
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan
— 4 nights

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of El Museo Castillo Serralles, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ponce trip itinerary maker app.

Portland, USA to Ponce is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Ponce is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in December; daily highs in Ponce reach 80°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Los Morrillos Lighthouse and El Faro Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crashboat Beach and Playa Sucia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rincon: Ermita San Antonio De Padua De La Tuna (in Isabela) and Parroquia San Jose De La Montana (in Lares). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, stroll through Domes Beach, and hunt for treasures at Rincon Art Walk.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Ponce in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Rincon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Ermita San Antonio De Padua De La Tuna, Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, Crashboat Beach
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Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Caracas Beach and Sun Bay Beach. Explore hidden gems such as La Chiva and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, stop by Isla Vida, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rincon to Isla de Vieques takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum ©
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tamarindo Beach and Zoni Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carlos Rosario Beach and Flamenco Beach. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

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Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Rio Grande), Museo del Tabaco Caguas (in Caguas) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Culebra 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 December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Zipline, Museo del Tabaco Caguas, El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

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