9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Ponce (Parque de Bombas, Museo de Arte de Ponce, &more) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by Seafoam, and ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico.

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Denver, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to San Juan, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in San Juan at 88°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

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You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.