9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques route builder site .

Philadelphia, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Isla de Vieques. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in June since evenings lows in Isla de Vieques dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

2
nights
Culebra

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 4th (Tue): browse the collection at Culebra Public Library and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan road trip planning website .

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In June, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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