12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Luquillo Beach in Luquillo, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Condado Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Juan route planning site .

Seattle, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Seattle to San Juan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, and then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Rincon.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Rincon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In December in Rincon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. January in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Monkey Threads, Zipline, Scuba & Snorkeling
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques driving holiday planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In January in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

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