12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Aguadilla
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2​h
5
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Drive:  3​h
6
Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Buffalo

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Old San Juan has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Condado Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas, then kick back and relax at Playa Vega Baja, and then stop by Ole Puerto Rico.

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Buffalo, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buffalo to San Juan is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in January; daily highs in San Juan reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Vega Baja, Fishing Charters & Tours, Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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.
You've added Culebra Island Adventures, Culebrita Island, Flamenco Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, get a new perspective on things with Culebra Island Adventures, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Flamenco Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Culebra itinerary planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In January, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll set off for Aguadilla on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebra Island Adventures ©
Culebra Island Adventures

few
hours
Aguadilla

Aguadilla ©
Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy as well as Crashboat Beach. On the 13th (Mon), walk around Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, stroll through La Poza De Las Golondrinas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Rompe Olas, and finally kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aguadilla trip maker app .

Getting from Culebra to Aguadilla by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In January, daytime highs in Aguadilla are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Poza De Las Golondrinas, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Highlights from your plan
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Playa Rompe Olas ©
Playa Rompe Olas

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Coca Falls, Yokahu Observation Tower and Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). On the 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower, take in the dramatic scenery at La Coca Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Yunque, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner .

You can drive from Aguadilla to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Monserrate Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, Horseback Riding Tours and Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, then step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques travel itinerary planner.

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 January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Camuy

Camuy ©
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sardinera and then Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Camuy trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Camuy by combination of flight, shuttle, and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatillo
Highlights from your plan
Hacienda Mis Suenos ©
Hacienda Mis Suenos

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