10 days in San Juan, Luquillo & Culebra Itinerary

10 days in San Juan, Luquillo & Culebra Itinerary

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San Juan
— 4 nights
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Luquillo
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, Old San Juan and Pine Grove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna del Condado and Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Hacienda Buena Vista in Ponce, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll around Plaza Ventana del Mar, appreciate the history behind Plazuela La Rogativa, and get a taste of local nightlife at Casa Melaza Rum Boutique.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan tour planner.

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Juan, with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luquillo.
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Luquillo — 2 nights

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Your day by day itinerary now includes El Yunque National Forest. On the 6th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luquillo online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Juan to Luquillo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. August in Luquillo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Culebra.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Playa Tamarindo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luquillo to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 80°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).
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