9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel route planner
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San Juan
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Culebra
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El Yunque National Forest
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San Juan — 2 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Attractions like Condado Beach and Old San Juan make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, make a trip to Ashford Avenue, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History, Anthropology and Art.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Juan online route planner.

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Juan, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Culebra.
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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 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita and then kick back and relax at Playa Zoni.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque National Forest. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at El Yunque National Forest, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for El Yunque National Forest using our trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. August in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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