12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Head to Plaza Las Americas and Galeria Botellofor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Arte de Ponce and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Ponce (Parque de Bombas & Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce) and Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, explore the world behind art at La Casa de los Contrafuertes, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponce, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach and then kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Culebra holiday website.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest, then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then get some fabulous bargains at Trollbeads.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Trollbeads, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space. For shopping fun, head to Fish Market or Isla Vida. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Chiva, take in the waterfront at Malecon, get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and stroll through La Plata Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space ©
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

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