9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan
— 2 nights
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 23rd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Juan. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in San Juan at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Climbing Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, thenstep off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra vacation builder website.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest vacation planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

3
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.
Visiting Sun Bay Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at La Chiva, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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