9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of San Juan Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in San Juan are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Secret Beach and Media Luna Beach. Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the waterfront at Malecon, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip maker tool .

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, then explore the galleries of El Faro Lighthouse, and then view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip site .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. April in Rincon sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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