11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Rincon
— 2 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
San Juan
— 3 nights


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 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carlos Rosario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Tamarindo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in January, with highs in Culebra at 84°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rincon.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Rincon — 2 nights


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 18th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, then explore the galleries of Playa Oeste Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Crashboat. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Domes Beach, then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Rincon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, shuttle, and car. January in Rincon sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trip
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Isla de Vieques — 3 nights

Isla Nena

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Caracas and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore hidden gems such as Balneario Sun Bay and Malecon. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, get engrossed in the history at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

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You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. January in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to San Juan.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and Zipline. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and The Poet's Passage. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Fajardo, approximately Fajardo away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa and view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

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Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.