16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 6 nights
2
Isla de Vieques
— 5 nights
3
Culebra
— 3 nights

6
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kids will enjoy Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Luquillo Beach. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Museo de Arte de Ponce (in Ponce) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Juan are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pine Grove Beach, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Luquillo Beach, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

5
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques road trip site.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Flamenco Beach and Culebrita Island. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Culebra holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Culebra, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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