12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: Kiev

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stroll around Plaza Antonia Quinones.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan online visit planner .

Kiev, Ukraine to San Juan is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kiev to San Juan. Traveling from Kiev in December, things will get much warmer in San Juan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Food Tours

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To plan Culebra vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

4
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, adventure, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy some diversion at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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