9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2​h
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Baltimore

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz (in Loiza). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, don't miss a visit to The Franciscan Chapel, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Baltimore, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Baltimore in December; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Food Tours

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then get a taste of life in the country at Carabali Rainforest Park, and finally stop by Monkey Threads. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest road trip planner .

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In December in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Luquillo
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Yokahu Observation Tower ©
Yokahu Observation Tower

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through La Chiva, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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