12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to William R Fairchild International Airport

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San Juan

— 4 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Make the 26th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan online day trip planner.

Port Angeles, USA to San Juan is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Port Angeles to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Port Angeles in September, with highs in San Juan at 90°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Culebra

— 3 nights

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip planner.

Fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest vacation builder app.

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. In October in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.