11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h
1
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online trip maker .

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Food Tours

2
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.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Chiva, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques day trip planning website .

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa and then don't miss a visit to Ashford Avenue.

Plan trip to San Juan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Ashford Avenue ©
Ashford Avenue

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