9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Palm Springs
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Palmer
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  45​min
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Palm Springs

5
days
Palmer

Palmer ©
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palmer: San Juan (Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, San Juan National Historic Site, & more). Make the 18th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at The El Yunque Rain Forest. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palmer holiday planner.

Palm Springs, USA to Palmer is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Palm Springs to Palmer. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for little chillier days in Palmer, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Palmer

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Side Trips

San Juan, El Yunque National Forest, Scuba & Snorkeling
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
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San Juan National Historic Site

2
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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 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings 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 24th (Thu): head off the coast to Culebrita Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Palmer to Culebra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

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