10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights


San Juan — 3 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Bring the kids along to Condado Beach and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque National Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: stop by Old San Juan and appreciate the history behind Plazuela La Rogativa.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Juan online attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Francisco to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in San Juan at 89°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Culebra — 4 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Bring the kids along to Flamenco Beach and Playa Tamarindo. Relax by the water at Playa Zoni and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Green Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Media Luna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques day trip planning app.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.