9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Rincon
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
4
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 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Brava Beach and then examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and then kick back and relax at Melones Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Culebra travel planner.

Boston, USA to Culebra is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to Culebra due to the time zone difference. In July, Culebra is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

1
night
Rincon

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 31st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rincon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Rincon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, shuttle, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

2
nights
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 1st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip app.

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. August in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

2
nights
San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Pared, then enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach, and then make a trip to Holocaust Memorial Monument. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at La Marquesa Forest Park, then pause for some photo ops at Plazuela La Rogativa, then examine the collection at Museo del Mar, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Colon.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.