16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Fly
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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Culebra
— 4 nights
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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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Pine Grove Beach, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Juan travel planner.

Berlin, Germany to San Juan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. January in San Juan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ponce driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Ponce are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. February in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) 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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Carlos Rosario, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February in Culebra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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