14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

14 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour itinerary maker

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Fly
1
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Juan
— 4 nights
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Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

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: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Francisco to Culebra. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Culebra reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In December in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
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Isla de Vieques

— 4 nights

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 beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then explore and take pictures at La Guancha.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ponce trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Isla de Vieques in December since evenings lows in Ponce dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

San Juan

— 4 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Make the 13th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by Old San Juan, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.