11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour itinerary planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Rincon
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New York City

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 21st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Brava Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Culebra National Wildlife, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Melones Beach, thenstroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, thenstop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and finally browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Culebra online route builder.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Culebra. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in Culebra: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach
Melones Beach ©
Melones Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Verde Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Balneario El Escambron, and then stroll around Parque de las Palomas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, ponder the world of politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, thendon't miss a visit to La Muralla, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Juan itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque de las Palomas ©
Parque de las Palomas

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, thenhike along Big Tree Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Juan Diego Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest travel route planner.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Juan Diego Falls ©
Juan Diego Falls

2
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.
On your second day here, kick back and relax at La Plata Beach, don't miss a visit to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, thenhead off the coast to Vieques Island, and finally delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip builder tool.

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 drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro ©
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro
Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays ©
Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays

3
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, stroll through Shacks Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In December in Rincon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isabela, Aguadilla
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas

Similar Plans

12 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM QATAR September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Puerto Rico, Cappadocia & Istanbul BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in United States & Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Puerto Rico & New Mexico BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Washington DC & Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Mexico City, Guatemala & Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans