9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico journey builder
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Culebra tour planner.

Detroit, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Culebra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, you will find days in Culebra are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip builder tool.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Museo Castillo Serralles and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ponce sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from El Yunque National Forest in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ponce, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 4 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Luquillo in Luquillo (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to Ashford Avenue, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan online tour planner.

Drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ponce in June: highs in San Juan hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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