15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Rincon
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Rincon
— 3 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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San Juan
— 4 nights
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Rincon — 3 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Sucia and Playa Buye. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Crashboat and Jobos Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Faro Los Morrillos in Cabo Rojo (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, and stop by Ocean State of Mind.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rincon is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Zurich to Rincon. In September, Rincon is much hotter than Zurich - with highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan and then examine the collection at El Yunque National Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest route site.

You can fly from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tamarindo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Culebra using our trip planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. September in Culebra sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 3 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.
Relax by the water at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mosquito Pier. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

Before you visit Isla de Vieques, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Juan.
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San Juan — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Marquesa Forest Park and Reserva Natural de Humacao. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, walk around Parque de las Palomas, revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan travel planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. October in San Juan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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