12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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12 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Guancha. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos, and then look for gifts at Mi Coqui.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ponce custom trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Ponce is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Ponce is 1 hour. October in Ponce sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Museums Nature
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La Guancha ©
La Guancha
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

1
night
Rincon

Rincon ©
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 17th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Tunel de Guajataca and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon vacation builder.

Drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rincon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Crashboat Beach, Tunel de Guajataca
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Tunel de Guajataca ©
Tunel de Guajataca

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Visiting Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Zoni Beach and Carlos Rosario Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Old San Juan and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina. Step out of the city life by going to The El Yunque Rain Forest and Pine Grove Beach. Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see Luquillo Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, take a stroll through Ocean Park, ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and try your luck at The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip generator.

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carolina, El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

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