11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  45​min
3
Carolina
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Houston

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Juan holiday planner.

Houston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Juan: highs are around 87°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Casa Bacardi ©
Casa Bacardi

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Brava Beach and stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Culebra

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

3
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Luquillo Beach and Carolina Beach. Take a break from Carolina with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pine Grove Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, and try your luck at Oasis Casino at Embassy Suites San Juan.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carolina online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Carolina in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. November in Carolina sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Carolina Beach ©
Carolina 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, stroll through Caracas Beach, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Carolina to Isla de Vieques in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In November in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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