10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
4
San Juan
— 5 nights
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Culebra

— 2 nights

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 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Culebra route planner.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Culebra due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Culebra: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 26th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de las Delicias.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ponce trip planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from El Yunque National Forest in May, you will find days in Ponce are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites

San Juan

— 5 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Juan tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in San Juan are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.