9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Carolina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Angelito Trail and then identify plant and animal life at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Newark, USA to Carolina is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Carolina. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Carolina to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Carolina

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, San Juan, Scuba & Snorkeling
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Get outdoors at Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, make a trip to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at La Chiva.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques day trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Carolina to Isla de Vieques in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Get in touch with nature at Flamenco Beach and Culebrita Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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