6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest planning app.

Houston, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to El Yunque National Forest is 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for a bit cooler days in El Yunque National Forest, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, kick back and relax at Melones Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary builder.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

San Juan

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Sat), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then stroll through Playa Isla Verde.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan travel planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.