15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Cabo Rojo
— 3 nights
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Utuado
— 1 night
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 4 nights

Isla Nena

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 a sense of the local culture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and Isabel Segunda. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Pata Prieta and La Plata Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Navio, stroll through Black Sand Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip website.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in Isla de Vieques: highs are around 84°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kids will enjoy Culebrita and Brava Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culebrita Lighthouse and Museo Historico de Culebra. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa Carlos Rosario, enjoy the sand and surf at Melones Beach, and head off the coast to Culebra National Wildlife.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Culebra holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Big Tree Trail, then examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and then tee off at Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Club.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest journey planner.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors · Golf · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Cabo Rojo

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Joyuda and Museum of the History of San German. Kids will appreciate attractions like Papayo Divers and Isla de Ratones. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Rosada in La Parguera (about 34 minutes away).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cabo Rojo trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Cabo Rojo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In December, daytime highs in Cabo Rojo are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Utuado.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Utuado

— 1 night
Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. On the 31st (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Cacique Eco Adventure Tanama and then don't miss a visit to Parque Ceremonial Indigena de Caguana.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Utuado online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cabo Rojo to Utuado by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Utuado when traveling from Cabo Rojo in December, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Utuado

Adventure · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier, then examine the collection at Para la Naturaleza, and then stop by Tulip Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of El Arsenal, explore the world behind art at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, and then contemplate the long history of Depigment Art.

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Traveling by car from Utuado to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.