12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zoni Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Get some cultural insight at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Culebra due to the time zone difference. In July, Culebra is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

3
nights
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. Aventura Cueva Ventana has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Aventura Cueva Ventana, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, and then Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Steps Beach, then stroll through Playa Mar Chiquita, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arecibo itinerary planner.

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 ferry, taxi, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. July in Arecibo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Steps Beach, Playa Rompe Olas, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Tunel de Guajataca
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Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paseo de la Princesa and San Juan Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caribbean Trading Company Store and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Zipline (in Rio Grande), Balneario Luquillo (in Luquillo) and Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of La Mina Falls, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas, and shop like a local with The Poet's Passage.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

You can drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Balneario Luquillo, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
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Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site

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