6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
4
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly

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San Juan

— 1 night

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 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Juan online attractions planner.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get warmer in San Juan: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
On the 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Culebra online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. December in Culebra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques journey planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.