9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Fajardo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Culebra online route planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Culebra. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Culebra is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo ©
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): make a splash at Coqui Water Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fajardo trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Culebra to Fajardo in 1.5 hours. July in Fajardo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Fajardo

Theme Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Coqui Water Park ©
Coqui Water Park

4
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Family-friendly places like Horseback Riding Tours and Luquillo Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, and sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip planning website .

Drive from Fajardo to San Juan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Luquillo Beach, Horseback Riding Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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