6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner
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San Juan
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night


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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Juan road trip app.

Chicago, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to San Juan is 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in San Juan are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are warmer (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ponce.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponce road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in May: highs in Ponce hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

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 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest online tour planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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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.