13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fajardo
— 1 night
Ferry:  3​h
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​min
5
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
6
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Durham

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paseo de la Princesa and Luquillo Beach. Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, make a trip to Puerta De San Juan, kick back and relax at Carolina Beach, and explore the world behind art at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Juan tour planner.

Durham, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Juan, with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

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Carolina Beach, Luquillo Beach
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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night
Ponce

Ponce
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce custom trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ponce are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You will leave for Fajardo on the 25th (Tue).

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Fajardo

Fajardo ©
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Seven Seas Beach, then explore and take pictures at Fajardo, and then kick back and relax at Monserrate Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fajardo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Fajardo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Seven Seas Beach, Monserrate Beach
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Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Seven Seas Beach ©
Seven Seas Beach

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Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebrita Lighthouse and Museo Histotico de Culebra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tamarindo Beach and Flamenco Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Brava Beach, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fajardo to Culebra. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at Caracas Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and then explore the activities along Sun Bay.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques holiday planner.

Isla de Vieques is just a stone's throw from Culebra. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vega Baja and then stroll through Playa Mar Chiquita.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online itinerary creator.

San Juan is just a short distance from Isla de Vieques. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

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Playa Vega Baja, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita

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