12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly to Vieques, Drive to Isla de Vieques
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico. Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Condado Beach. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Old San Juan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary maker tool.

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In December, San Juan is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest tour planner.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Relax by the water at Tamarindo Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Isla de Vieques

— 3 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sun Bay Beach and Caracas Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Media Luna Beach and La Chiva. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Isabel Segunda, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ponce trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Ponce by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.