13 days in Gran Canaria & Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in Gran Canaria & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi + Ferry:  19 h 15 min
2
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Canteras Beach & Vegueta). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Maspalomas is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan, Anfi Beach
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

2
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry from Maspalomas to Culebra in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Culebra is minus 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in July, with highs in Culebra at 38°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

4
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: visit Old San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Coqui el Original.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan visit planner.

San Juan is very close to Culebra. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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