9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
Adjuntas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Culebra

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 19th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra online tour planner.

Dallas, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Culebra. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Culebra to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Adjuntas.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

2
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Adjuntas

Adjuntas is a small mountainside municipality in Puerto Rico located central midwest of the island on the Cordillera Central, north of Yauco, Guayanilla and Peñuelas; southeast of Utuado; east of Lares and Yauco; and west of Ponce. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sandra Farms Coffee. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, then relax in the rural setting at Sandra Farms Coffee, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Charco El Ataud. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Adjuntas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Adjuntas takes 3 hours. Traveling from El Yunque National Forest in December, things will get little chillier in Adjuntas: highs are around 80°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Adjuntas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Make the 26th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and try your luck at Oasis Casino at Embassy Suites San Juan.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Adjuntas to San Juan in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.