30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico holiday planner
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
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Rincon
— 4 nights
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Ponce
— 3 nights
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San Juan
— 9 nights
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Culebrita and Playa Zoni. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Culebra is an approximately 33.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Culebra. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Culebra at 90°F and lows at 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caracas and Mosquito Pier. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa La Chiva, take in the waterfront at Malecon, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Media Luna, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balneario Luquillo and Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Trollbeads (in Canovanas), Cayo Icacos (in Fajardo) and Las Croabas (Playa Seven Seas & Isla Palominos).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest route planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rincon.
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Rincon — 4 nights

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Faro Los Morrillos. Get out of town with these interesting Rincon side-trips: Playa Sucia (in Cabo Rojo), Parroquia San Jose De La Montana (in Lares) and Playa Crashboat (in Aguadilla). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Domes Beach, stroll through Sandy Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Ponce.
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Ponce — 3 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe. Change things up with a short trip to Bosque Estatal de Guanica in Guanica (about 44 minutes away). There's more to do: head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 9 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paseo de la Princesa and Reserva Natural de Humacao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Playa Mar Chiquita (in Manati) and Arecibo (Aventura Cueva Ventana & Cueva del Indio). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time 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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