6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Culebra
— 1 day
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to San Juan
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Juan

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Condado Beach as well as La Placita de Santurce. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary website.

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in October, with highs in San Juan at 90°F and lows at 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

Isla Nena

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.
You've now added Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

— 1 day

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebrita has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Culebrita and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can ride a ferry from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Culebra are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Cayo Caracoles as well as Paseo de la Princesa. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Caracoles, look for gifts at El Galpon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa and then kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Juan visit planning site.

Getting from Culebra to San Juan by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.