42 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

42 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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Culebra
— 6 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 7 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 5 nights
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Rincon
— 7 nights
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La Parguera
— 4 nights
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Utuado
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 10 nights
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Culebra — 6 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Tamarindo and Playa Zoni. There's still lots to do: stroll through Flamenco Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Melones Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Culebra is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Culebra, with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caracas and Playa La Chiva. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques attractions tool.

Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 5 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Yokahu Observation Tower and Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). Explore El Yunque National Forest's surroundings by going to Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas) and Fajardo (Laguna Grande, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). Make the 21st (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rincon.
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Rincon — 7 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Crashboat and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rincon: Isabela (Montones Beach & Jobos Beach), The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins (in Aguadilla) and Cabo Rojo (Playa Sucia, Faro Los Morrillos, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, kick back and relax at Domes Beach, enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Higuera, and cool off at Las Cascadas Water Park.

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You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 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 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Parguera.
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La Parguera — 4 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla de Caja de Muertos and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore La Parguera's surroundings by going to Ponce (Museo Castillo Serralles & Museo de Arte de Ponce) and Bosque Estatal de Guanica (in Guanica).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Parguera trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to La Parguera takes 1.5 hours. July in La Parguera sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Utuado.
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Utuado — 2 nights

Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. On the 5th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Utuado online travel planner.

Drive from La Parguera to Utuado in 2 hours. When traveling from La Parguera in August, plan for little chillier days in Utuado, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 10 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Carolina Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Luquillo (Playa Luquillo, Balneario Luquillo, &more) and Fajardo (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Cayo Icacos). Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, stroll through Condado Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Beneficencia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Utuado to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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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