12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 4 nights
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
3
Ponce
— 2 nights

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museum of History, Anthropology and Art will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest), Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Museo del Tabaco Caguas (in Caguas). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan vacation builder tool.

Doha, Qatar to San Juan is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Doha in September, plan for little chillier days in San Juan, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, Museo del Tabaco Caguas
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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.
Visiting Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary planner.

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 September, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

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

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ponce trip planning tool.

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 September in Ponce, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums

Side Trip

Casa Museo Federico Degetau
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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