9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Rincon
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Rincon
— 1 night
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Culebra online vacation builder.

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Newark in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Culebra: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Rincon

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip planner.

Getting from Culebra to Rincon by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, shuttle, and car. May in Rincon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at La Chiva.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

2
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, then stop by Marisel Herbal Bath & Body, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Juan itinerary builder.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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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.