9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

Glasgow, UK to San Juan is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Glasgow to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in December, with highs in San Juan at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Food Tours

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 31st (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then stroll through Zoni Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Culebra online trip itinerary builder .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque, then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest, and then stop by Monkey Threads.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest day trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey Threads, Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

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