12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Yunque National Forest: Fajardo (Kayaking & Canoeing & Marina Puerto Chico) and Isla Palominos (in Las Croabas). Make the 10th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker tool.

Chicago, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chicago to El Yunque National Forest. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect El Yunque National Forest to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Culebra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 3 nights

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 adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Juan.
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San Juan — 4 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Zipline (in Rio Grande) and Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a memorable tour with Tours, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Exodo.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In July in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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