6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 1 night
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights


San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ron del Barrilito Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online vacation planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then stroll through Playa Zoni.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest. On the next day, examine the collection at El Yunque National Forest, then explore the activities along Laguna Grande, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In January in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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.