13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
4
Ponce
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan online day trip planner.

Reno, USA to San Juan is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to San Juan is 4 hours. In January, San Juan is much hotter than Reno - with highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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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.
On the 25th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

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You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for 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. Isla de Caja de Muertos has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Ponce side-trips: Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, explore the different monuments and memorials at Panteon Nacional Roman Baldorioty de Castro, and examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Ponce are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to 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
Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy ©

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