10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Visit Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zoni Beach and Melones Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and stroll through Carlos Rosario Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Culebra travel route site.

Seattle, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Culebra, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Culebra at 85°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 26th (Sat), Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arecibo trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Arecibo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Culebra in December: high temperatures in Arecibo hover around 80°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature
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Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and flight. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
On the 28th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, then kick back and relax at Navio Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Secret Beach (Pata Prieta), then stroll through La Chiva, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques road trip website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach
Secret Beach (Pata Prieta) ©
Secret Beach (Pata Prieta)
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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