13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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13 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Fajardo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Juan

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Juan Diego Falls as well as La Coca Falls. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at La Coca Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower, examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, get a taste of life in the country at Carabali Rainforest Park, then stop by Monkey Threads, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Juan Diego Falls. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest road trip planner.

San Juan to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Yokahu Observation Tower ©
Yokahu Observation Tower

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, stroll through Condado Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Luquillo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra route planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In December, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Culebra

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

3
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Fajardo is known for adventure, wildlife, nature, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a taste of life in the country at Carabali Rainforest Park, don't miss a visit to Bioluminescent Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Fajardo trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Culebra to Fajardo in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fajardo are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island

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