9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Luquillo Beach in Luquillo, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and kick back and relax at Condado Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan journey builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Juan. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Zoni Beach, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Culebra online trip itinerary planner.

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. In March, daytime highs in Culebra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest tour itinerary 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 in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Isla de Vieques

— 3 nights

Isla Nena

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary site.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In March in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.