12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
We've included these beaches for you: Luquillo Beach and Condado Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to Fajardo to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, get interesting insight from Tours, and appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan travel route builder site .

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culebrita Lighthouse and Museo Historico de Culebra. Get outdoors at Flamenco Beach and Brava Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Zoni Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra travel route builder tool .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 31st (Wed), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Sun Bay and Caracas Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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