16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry + Shuttle:  2 h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Rincon
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  30 min
5
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Caracas Beach and La Chiva. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Hombre de Puerto Ferro and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, stop by Isla Vida, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques journey planner.

London, UK to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Isla de Vieques. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Isla de Vieques to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Get outdoors at Balneario Luquillo and Juan Diego Falls. Explore hidden gems such as El Yunque National Forest and The Mine Trail (La Mina).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll set off for Rincon on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo, El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest ©
El Yunque National Forest
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
Juan Diego Falls ©
Juan Diego Falls

1
day
Rincon

Rincon
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rincon trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
You've now added Culebra Island Adventures to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Culebra National Wildlife and Melones Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Culebra tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rincon to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Melones Beach ©
Melones Beach
Culebra Island Adventures ©
Culebra Island Adventures
Culebra National Wildlife Refuge ©
Culebra National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Isla Verde Beach and La Marquesa Forest Park. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, make a trip to La Muralla, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan journey website .

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

La Marquesa Forest Park
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La Marquesa Forest Park ©
La Marquesa Forest Park
Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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