9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Culebra trip maker .

Philadelphia, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Culebra dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

6
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo), El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Museo de Arte de Ponce (in Ponce). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and stop by Puerto Rican Art & Crafts.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip site .

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In September, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Museo de Arte de Ponce, El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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