6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip builder website.

Pittsburgh, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Pittsburgh to El Yunque National Forest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in May, expect nights in El Yunque National Forest to be much warmer, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
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Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then stroll through Zoni Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra road trip planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and finally stop by Pure Soul Living. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May in San Juan, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.