10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
— 1 night
San Juan
— 3 nights


El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from El Yunque National Forest: Fajardo (Kayaking & Canoeing & Laguna Grande). Make the 30th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Austin, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to El Yunque National Forest is 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, El Yunque National Forest is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Culebra.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Culebra — 3 nights

Little Island

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 outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Culebrita, and kick back and relax at Playa Zoni.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip website.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Culebra, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ponce.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 4th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha de Ponce.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Ponce in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Culebra in June, you will find days in Ponce are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Juan.
Museums · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Playa Luquillo in Luquillo, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Americas, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Ponce in June, you will find days in San Juan are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.