31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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31 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ponce
— 21 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Columbus

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and then stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra day trip planner .

Columbus, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in December, things will get warmer in Culebra: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas. On the next day, see the interesting displays at El Faro Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Rincon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

21
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Step out of the city life by going to Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas and Bioluminiscent Bay. Let the collections at Ponce History Museum and Fundacion Biblioteca Rafael Hernandez Colon capture your imagination. Explore Ponce's surroundings by going to Hacienda Mis Suenos (in Hatillo), Guanica (Atolladora Beach (Ballena Bay), Playa Tamarindo, & more) and Jayuya (Casa Canales, La Piedra Escrita, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Fri) at Surf 'N Fun Water Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at El Charco Azul, relax in the rural setting at Hacienda Buena Vista, head off the coast to Isla Mata La Gata, and stroll through Playa Rosada.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce itinerary planning website .

Drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Ponce, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Rico, Lajas, Jayuya, Guanica, San German
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Ponce History Museum ©
Ponce History Museum
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas ©
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
El Charco Azul ©
El Charco Azul

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.
Appreciate the collections at Gallery Galleon and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. Relax by the water at La Plata Beach and Caracas Beach. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques travel route planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. January in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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