22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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22 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Watertown
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
San Juan
— 6 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Culebra
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Watertown

6
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Luquillo Beach and Condado Beach. Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pine Grove Beach. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

Watertown, USA to San Juan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Watertown to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Watertown in April, expect San Juan to be warmer, temps between 87°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Carolina, Scuba & Snorkeling, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Horseback Riding Tours, Luquillo Beach
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Climbing Tours
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

5
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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tamarindo Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Brava Beach, stroll through Melones Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Culebra online trip itinerary planner .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

6
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.
Relax by the water at Sun Bay Beach and Secret Beach. Take a break from the city and head to La Chiva and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plata Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque and then stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Monkey Threads.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Luquillo, Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Scuba & Snorkeling
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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