9 days in San Juan, Fajardo & Culebra Itinerary

9 days in San Juan, Fajardo & Culebra Itinerary

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9 days in San Juan, Fajardo & Culebra Itinerary

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

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Old San Juan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan route planner .

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fajardo itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Fajardo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April in Fajardo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamenco Beach
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra road trip app .

Ride a ferry from Fajardo to Culebra in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Historic Sites
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Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at El Yunque Rain Forest and then steep yourself in history at 104 Calle La Fortaleza.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan sightseeing planner .

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Juan

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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