11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route builder

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly

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San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Caguas Tourism Office in Caguas, about 32 minutes away. Make the 28th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Juan travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Juan. December in San Juan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and stroll through Playa Carlos Rosario.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Culebra route planner.

Fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

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You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Isla de Vieques

— 4 nights

Isla Nena

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 beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, stroll through Playa La Chiva, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planning site.

You can 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 taxi. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.