9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Aguadilla
— 2 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport


San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Ballaja Sculpture, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach.

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Washington, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in March, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip


— 1 night

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 20th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Culebra tour builder site.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Caracas Beach and La Chiva. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mosquito Pier. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach (Pata Prieta).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques tour planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. March in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Aguadilla.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours


— 2 nights

Garden of the Atlantic

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jobos Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aguadilla trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to Aguadilla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, shuttle, and car. In March, daytime highs in Aguadilla are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.