9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  9​h
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 31st (Fri), get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra day trip planning app .

Dallas, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Culebra, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner .

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Climbing Tours

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