12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  30​min
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
San German
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Juan

1
night
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 10th (Sun), browse the collection at Culebra Public Library and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra.

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San Juan to Culebra is an approximately half hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque Rain Forest, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary maker .

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In March, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of La Guancha, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and finally make a trip to Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles and then explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce online visit planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Ponce are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

1
night
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Buye Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo Rojo trip planning tool .

Drive from Ponce to Cabo Rojo in an hour. Traveling from Ponce in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cabo Rojo, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to San German.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rincon
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Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

2
nights
San German

San German ©
San Germán is a municipality located in the southwestern region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), south of Mayagüez and Maricao, north of Lajas, east of Hormigueros and Cabo Rojo, and west of Sabana Grande. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Porta Coeli, then take in nature's colorful creations at Finca De Girasoles, and then identify plant and animal life at Guanica Dry Forest.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San German holiday builder app .

San German is just a stone's throw from Cabo Rojo. In March, daily temperatures in San German can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San German

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Guanica, San German
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Guanica Dry Forest ©
Guanica Dry Forest
San German ©
San German
Finca El Girasol ©
Finca El Girasol

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