12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 day
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Drive to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, and finally make a trip to Plaza de las Delicias.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip itinerary maker site.

Valletta, Malta to Ponce is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Ponce is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Valletta in January, plan for much hotter days in Ponce, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue): get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Culebra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. January in Culebra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

3
nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques travel route builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

4
nights
San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, look for gifts at Marisel Herbal Bath & Body, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.