9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Zoni and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Flamenco Beach and Playa Carlos Rosario. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary maker app.

Indianapolis, USA to Culebra is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Culebra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in February, things will get much warmer in Culebra: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Angelito Trail and then trek along Big Tree Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest visit planning app.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, and finally make a trip to Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ponce online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Isla Verde and La Marquesa Forest Park. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo del Tabaco Caguas will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, look for gifts at Mozaik World Village Bazaar, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Juan online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.