4 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

4 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour itinerary planner
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San Juan
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Culebra
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El Yunque National Forest
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San Juan — 1 night

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 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Americas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

Dallas, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Culebra.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Culebra — 1 night

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 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Culebra road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest road trip planning site.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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