9 days in Boston & Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Boston & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Boston & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
1
Boston, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Boston, United States

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Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Visit National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette and Buckman Tavern for their historical value. Museum of Russian Icons and Museum of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Back Bay, see the interesting displays at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, and listen to music at TD Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. In February in Boston, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Museum of Russian Icons, National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette, Buckman Tavern
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Museum of Russian Icons ©
Museum of Russian Icons
Buckman Tavern ©
Buckman Tavern

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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 17th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest and then trek along Big Tree Trail.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest travel planning app .

Getting from Boston to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Boston to El Yunque National Forest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in February, things will get warmer in El Yunque National Forest: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio, then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Playa Mar Chiquita and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Muralla, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Vega Baja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In February, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Vega Baja, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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