12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to San Juan
San Juan
— 3 nights


San Juan — 4 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Visit Condado Beach and Playa Luquillo for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Monkey Threads in Luquillo, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, admire the masterpieces at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Americas, and kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

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Washington, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in San Juan at 89°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 2 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.
On the 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and then contemplate the long history of Isabel Segunda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pata Prieta.

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Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. August in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
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You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.
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San Juan — 3 nights

Walled City

Visit Carolina Beach and Playa Ocean Park for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paseo de la Princesa and Holocaust Memorial Monument. Enjoy San Juan some more: sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

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Fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.