12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Fajardo
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
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Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Juan online travel route planner.

Dallas, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In June in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Fajardo

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Luquillo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fajardo trip site.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Fajardo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Fajardo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 4th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fajardo to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 5th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Arecibo

— 2 nights
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vega Baja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Xtreme Divers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arecibo trip builder.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Arecibo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Arecibo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

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 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Domes Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon road trip planning app.

Getting from Arecibo to Rincon by car takes about 2 hours. July in Rincon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Rincon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Cabo Rojo

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario de Boqueron.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo Rojo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Cabo Rojo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Carolina Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cabo Rojo to San Juan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.