12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to La Puerta de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Grove Beach, stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary planner.

San Diego, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to San Juan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 89°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Caracas and Malecon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Isla Vida, and admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In June in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ponce.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce, then examine the collection at Museo Castillo Serralles, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce journey builder website.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Ponce by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rincon.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Rincon — 2 nights

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Sandy Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Crashboat. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, and then kick back and relax at Domes Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rincon sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Ponce, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rincon, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Culebra — 3 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Step out of the city life by going to Flamenco Beach and Playa Tamarindo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Zoni and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's more to do: head off the coast to Culebrita and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Rincon to Culebra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In June in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.