9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner
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San Juan
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City


San Juan — 2 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario El Escambron, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at La Placita de Santurce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In March, San Juan is much hotter than Salt Lake City - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Utuado.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Utuado — 1 night

Utuado is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Utuado trip maker website.

Getting from San Juan to Utuado by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In March, daily temperatures in Utuado can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mayaguez.
Historic Sites
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Mayaguez — 2 nights

Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of San German and then admire all the interesting features of Porta del Sol - West.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mayaguez road trip app.

Drive from Utuado to Mayaguez in 2 hours. Traveling from Utuado in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Mayaguez. You'll set off for Fajardo on the 19th (Sat).
Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Fajardo — 3 nights

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Mt. Britton Lookout Tower. Step out of Fajardo to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque National Forest, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Integrity Charters, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Puerto del Rey, and kick back and relax at Playa Seven Seas.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fajardo trip planner.

You can drive from Mayaguez to Fajardo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fajardo when traveling from Mayaguez in March, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.