9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip builder

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lajas
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan

— 2 nights

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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old San Juan, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and stop by Pure Soul Living.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary builder.

Richmond, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Richmond in May, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lajas.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Lajas

— 2 nights
Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southwestern Puerto Rico, on the southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. Cayo Caracoles has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at La Escalinata, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with Parguera Fishing Charters, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Caracoles, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Mata La Gata.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lajas online holiday planner.

Getting from San Juan to Lajas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Lajas

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lajas to El Yunque National Forest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

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 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then stroll through Playa Zoni.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Culebra road trip app.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. May in Culebra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.