9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Escape the urban bustle at Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. Relax by the water at Carlos Rosario Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Culebra trip builder website.

Seattle, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in Culebra hover around 85°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Sitio Histórico de San Juan and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Plaza Las Americas or Caribbean Trading Company Store. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets (in Barceloneta). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, stop by The Cigar House, get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan itinerary builder tool.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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