13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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Ponce
— 1 night
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights

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Culebra

Culebra ©

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see Jerry’s Jeep Rental and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary site.

Detroit, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Culebra. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in December: high temperatures in Culebra hover around 85°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Keep things going the next day: stop by Coqui International, zoom along the surf with Mini Boat Adventures, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque.

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You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 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 your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Mini Boat Adventures ©
Mini Boat Adventures
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

1
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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then stroll through La Guancha.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce journey builder.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. In December, Ponce is a bit cooler than El Yunque National Forest - with highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

3
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San Juan

San Juan ©

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Make the 26th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Old San Juan, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Juan holiday builder app.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. December in San Juan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Food Tours

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Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©

Isla Nena

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, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques sightseeing planning app.

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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