29 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

29 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip builder

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San Juan
— 7 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 7 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 8 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 4 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Polokwane

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San Juan

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Condado Beach and Pine Grove Beach. Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Luquillo (Zipline & Playa Luquillo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carolina Beach, get a dose of the wild on La Marquesa Original Canopy Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ocean Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan online trip builder.

Polokwane, South Africa to San Juan is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Polokwane in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 9:

Isla de Vieques

— 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa Media Luna. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa La Chiva and Playa Navio. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, trot along with a tour on horseback, and steep yourself in history at Isabel Segunda.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 9 — 16:

Culebra

— 8 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Get outdoors at Flamenco Beach and Culebrita. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Zoni and Playa Carlos Rosario. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Tamarindo, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Culebra National Wildlife.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In May in Culebra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 16 — 24:

El Yunque National Forest

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to El Yunque Rain Forest and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo (about 40 minutes away).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.