13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly:  14​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Reno

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Reno, USA to San Juan is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Reno to San Juan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Reno in January: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planning app .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. January in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

4
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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 nature, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, make a trip to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isla de Caja de Muertos. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponce: Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, stroll the grounds of Panteon Nacional Roman Baldorioty de Castro, and examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ponce road trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In January in Ponce, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

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