8 days in Baltimore & Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Baltimore & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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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
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  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 Baltimore's surroundings by going to Washington DC (National Gallery of Art, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, &more). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Baltimore tour itinerary maker website.

New York City to Baltimore is an approximately 3- hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. In December in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Washington DC
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

1
night
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Condado Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by Coqui el Original, and then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan vacation builder site.

Getting from Baltimore to San Juan by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baltimore to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In December, San Juan is warmer than Baltimore - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 13th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest, and then stop by Monkey Threads.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey Threads, Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Culebra journey website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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