6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
— 2 nights


San Juan

— 2 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: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and look for gifts at Seafoam.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

Miami, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miami to San Juan. April in San Juan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest travel route planner.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. April in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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— 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Culebra day trip planning tool.

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 April, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.