9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico journey planner

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San Juan
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport


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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, and don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Juan online trip planner.

Washington, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in March; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip


— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Culebra day trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.