30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

30 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 9 nights
2
Culebra
— 5 nights
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
4
Ponce
— 3 nights
5
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
6
Isla de Vieques
— 7 nights

9
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Mar Chiquita and Carolina Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old San Juan and La Muralla. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Natural Reserve of Humacao (in Humacao) and Playa Vega Baja (in Vega Baja). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Isla Verde Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario El Escambron, delve into the lush surroundings at La Marquesa Forest Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In May, daytime highs in San Juan are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina, Playa Mar Chiquita, Natural Reserve of Humacao, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, La Marquesa Forest Park
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Natural Reserve of Humacao ©
Natural Reserve of Humacao
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

5
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Culebrita Lighthouse and Museo Historico de Culebra. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

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

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Higuera Light House, and then stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rincon driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Rincon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In May, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Step out of the city life by going to La Guancha and Dona Juana Waterfall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de Arte de Ponce and Parque de Bombas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponce: Casa Canales (in Jayuya) and La Escalinata (in Yauco). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, take an in-depth tour of Fundacion Biblioteca Rafael Hernandez Colon, and admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ponce attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in May, expect Ponce to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Canales, Dona Juana Waterfall, La Escalinata
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
La Guancha ©
La Guancha

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Get outdoors at El Yunque Rain Forest and El Yunque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Tree Trail and Mt. Britton Lookout Tower. Take a break from El Yunque National Forest with a short trip to Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind in Loiza, about 38 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip maker tool.

Getting from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rio Grande, Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caracas Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Isabel Segunda and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Secret Beach (Pata Prieta), stroll through Black Sand Beach, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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