16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 4 nights
2
Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
3
Culebra
— 4 nights
4
Ponce
— 1 night

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Old San Juan and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Condado Beach and Luquillo Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, stroll through Ocean Park Beach, stop by 3 Mujeres, and kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Juan online itinerary maker.

Barcelona, Spain to San Juan is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Luquillo Beach, El Yunque Rain Forest, Pine Grove Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, steep yourself in history at Isabel Segunda, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. August in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

4
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Step out of the city life by going to Flamenco Beach and Culebrita Island. Relax by the water at Zoni Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, stroll through Carlos Rosario Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Culebra visit planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Culebra, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

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

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cardona Island Light, then contemplate the long history of Hacienda Buena Vista, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos, and finally take in the waterfront at La Guancha.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Culebra to Ponce takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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