17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
2
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
5
San Juan
— 4 nights

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 4th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Palomino Island.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest day trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to El Yunque National Forest is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Valletta in April, with highs in El Yunque National Forest at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fajardo
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caracas Beach and Sun Bay Beach. You'll get in some beach time at La Chiva and Media Luna Beach. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, and take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Domes Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Ocean State of Mind, and then kick back and relax at Buye Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rincon day trip app.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Rincon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In April, daytime highs in Rincon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Aguadilla, Buye Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Flamenco Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Tamarindo Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach, browse the collection at Culebra Public Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

4
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Zipline. Relax by the water at Balneario Luquillo and Condado Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Ponce (Parque de Bombas, Museo de Arte de Ponce, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and take in the exciting artwork at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

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Getting from Culebra to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ponce, Luquillo
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Zipline
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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