12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  26​h
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h 15​min
3
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Doha

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Old San Juan and Museo de Las Americas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting El Yunque Rain Forest and Luquillo Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of San Juan to go to Caguas and see Museo del Tabaco Caguas, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Juan route planning site .

Doha, Qatar to San Juan is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Doha in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Museo del Tabaco Caguas, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, El Yunque Rain Forest
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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.
Visit Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Brava Beach and stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip builder app .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. September in Culebra sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce visit planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Culebra to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. 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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