10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
San Juan
— 1 day
Fly:  30 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Portland

1
day
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 27th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Juan road trip planning tool.

Portland, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Portland to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Portland in December: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 85°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Ocean Park Beach ©
Ocean Park Beach
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

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.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, and then browse the collection at Culebra Public Library. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Culebra journey site.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 30th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rincon online day trip planner.

Getting from Culebra to Rincon by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Caracas Beach and Sun Bay Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Chiva and Navio Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space, and browse the exhibits of Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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