6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
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San Juan — 2 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.
Make the 16th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Juan travel route planner.

Durham, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in September, expect San Juan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch 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 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Culebra 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. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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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