9 days in New York City & Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in New York City & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive
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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly

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New York City, United States

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 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.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Juan day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Juan takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in San Juan: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Fajardo, Puerto Rico

— 2 nights
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. On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. On the next day, head off the coast to Palomino Island, kick back and relax at Seven Seas Beach, and then stroll through Luquillo Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fajardo trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Fajardo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

— 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 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra attractions planner.

Getting from Fajardo to Culebra by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.