9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, identify plant and animal life at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, and stroll through Zoni Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra planning website .

Seattle, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Culebra is 4 hours. In March, Culebra is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse
Culebra National Wildlife Refuge ©

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.
On the 5th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and finally enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques day trip site .

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum ©
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Armstrong - Poventud.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ponce tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. In March in Ponce, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud ©
Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by El Galpon.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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