12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
4
Arecibo
— 2 nights

2
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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Condado Beach. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Centro de Conservacion de Manaties de Puerto Rico in Bayamon, approximately Bayamon away. There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Billings, USA to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billings to San Juan is 3 hours. Traveling from Billings in December, things will get much warmer in San Juan: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Centro de Conservacion de Manaties de Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

3
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Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
We've included these beaches for you: Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tamarindo Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra day trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest holiday maker site.

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

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Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and El Poza del Obispo. Venture out of the city with trips to Crashboat Beach (in Aguadilla) and Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca (in Isabela). There's more to do: Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Arecibo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Arecibo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from El Yunque National Forest in December; daily highs in Arecibo reach 80°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Crashboat Beach, Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy ©
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach

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