12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Bus + Fly:  8 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
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Houston

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques route planner.

Houston, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) 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
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Culebra road trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
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.
Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque Rain Forest, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Old San Juan, walk around Plaza Antonia Quinones, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan online vacation maker.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In January, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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