8 days in Baltimore & Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Baltimore & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Baltimore & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
train:  2​h 45​min
1
Baltimore, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

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nights
Baltimore, United States

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Washington DC (National Gallery of Art, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, & more). There's more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baltimore travel planner .

New York City to Baltimore is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

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Washington DC
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 11th (Wed), stroll through Condado Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then stop by Coqui el Original, and then steep yourself in history at Old San Juan.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan route builder app .

Getting from Baltimore to San Juan by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Baltimore in December: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 85°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Food Tours

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night
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque, take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest, and then stop by Monkey Threads.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Monkey Threads
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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