9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Drive to Isla de Vieques
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Culebra

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: stroll through Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Culebra road trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In March, Culebra is much hotter than Seattle - with highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

1
night
Isla de Vieques

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and finally get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ponce online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March in Ponce, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums

3
nights
San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de 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. It doesn't end there: stop by El Galpon.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Juan tour planner.

Drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.