17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Rincon
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Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 3 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Paseo de la Princesa are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Cueva del Indio and The Capitol of Puerto Rico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Aventura Cueva Ventana (in Arecibo) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and stroll around Parque de las Palomas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan day trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to San Juan is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to San Juan is minus 12 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

2
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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 23rd (Mon): stroll through Zoni Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra online sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Juan to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

2
nights
Rincon

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then putt your heart out at Taino Mini Golf & Cafe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rincon tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Rincon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, shuttle, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

4
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and El Hombre de Puerto Ferro. Get outdoors at Caracas Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Chiva, look for gifts at Isla Vida, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rincon to Isla de Vieques takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

3
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El Yunque National Forest

Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.