9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

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 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Culebra vacation planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Culebra: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 12th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest online vacation planner.

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 April, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip builder tool.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo del Tabaco Caguas in Caguas (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, wander the streets of Old San Juan, and stop by KEK Cigar & Smoke Lounge.

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Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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.