11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Billings
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Billings

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hike along Big Tree Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stop by Monkey Threads. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mine Trail (La Mina), then see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at El Yunque.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker .

Billings, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, El Yunque National Forest is much warmer than Billings - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey Threads, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
El Portal Tropical Forest Center ©
El Portal Tropical Forest Center

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Muralla and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Punta Tuna Lighthouse in Maunabo--about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours and appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan online trip maker .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tuna Lighthouse, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Poza Del Obizpo, then get outside with El Poza del Obispo, and then get outside with Aventuras Borincanas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Casa Canales and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque Estatal De Guajataca.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arecibo trip builder tool .

You can drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. Traveling from San Juan in December, things will get little chillier in Arecibo: highs are around 80°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bosque Estatal De Guajataca, Casa Canales
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El Poza del Obispo ©
El Poza del Obispo
Casa Canales ©
Casa Canales
Bosque Estatal De Guajataca ©
Bosque Estatal De Guajataca

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 29th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Rincon Art Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Punta Higuera Light House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Arecibo to Rincon takes 2 hours. Traveling from Arecibo in December, Rincon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rincon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Rincon Art Walk ©
Rincon Art Walk
Punta Higuera Light House ©
Punta Higuera Light House
Playa Oeste Gallery ©
Playa Oeste Gallery

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