12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  2​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
End: San Juan

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: kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach, stroll through Media Luna Beach, have fun at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online vacation planner .

San Juan to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

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
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Culebra sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

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
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Museo de Arte de Ponce (in Ponce) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan online trip itinerary maker .

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museo de Arte de Ponce, Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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