9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 4 nights
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El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then head off the coast to Isla Palominos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Los Angeles to El Yunque National Forest. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Yunque National Forest, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

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You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

San Juan

— 4 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.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Playa Luquillo in Luquillo, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, and don't miss a visit to Ashford Avenue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan holiday builder website.

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 August in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.