18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

18 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

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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: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, and head off the coast to Vieques Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Isla de Vieques, with highs around 84°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Water Body
Sun Bay Beach
4.6

3
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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.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, soothe aching muscles at Culebra Yoga, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Culebra itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Culebra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Must see
Culebrita Island
4.8

2
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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 18th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. On your second day here, stop by Coqui International, then see some colorful creatures with Mini Boat Adventures, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orocovis.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Mini Boat Adventures
4.9

1
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Orocovis

Orocovis ©
Orocovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas. On the 20th (Sun), play a few rounds at Bahia Beach Plantation and then push the limits with Toro Verde.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Orocovis trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Orocovis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from El Yunque National Forest in December, with highs in Orocovis at 80°F and lows at 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in Orocovis

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure · Tours

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Toro Verde
4.5

3
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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Get out of town with these interesting Ponce side-trips: Lares (Museo de Recursos Historicos de Lares & Parroquia San Jose De La Montana), Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and take in the waterfront at La Guancha.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponce trip app.

Traveling by car from Orocovis to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ponce are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and stop by Pure Soul Living.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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Must see
Old San Juan
4.7
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Must see
Food Tours
4.9

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