9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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 25th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then stroll through Sun Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Chiva, look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques itinerary builder app .

Indianapolis, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Traveling from Indianapolis to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, Isla de Vieques is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can 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 27th (Thu): get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then stroll through Zoni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip builder site .

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 in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Step out of San Juan with an excursion to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, go all around town with City Tours, sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Juan road trip planner .

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

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Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, 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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