11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Culebra
— 2 nights
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
5
San Juan
— 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Culebra driving holiday planner.

Wichita, USA to Culebra is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita to Culebra is 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Wichita in December; daily highs in Culebra reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, thensee the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, thenget engrossed in the history at Ponce History Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Collores, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, thenlook for gifts at Plaza del Caribe, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce road trip planning website.

You can fly from Culebra to Ponce in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, Ponce is little chillier than Culebra - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Salto de Collores
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Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
La Guancha ©
La Guancha

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rompe Olas, stroll around El Faro Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, thentake in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Punta Higuera Light House.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ponce in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rincon, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 4th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, thenstroll through Big Tree Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), and then trek along The Mine Trail (La Mina).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. January in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 6th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenkick back and relax at Playa Vega Baja, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Isla Verde Beach, thensteep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Juan using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Vega Baja, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita

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