9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
Drive
3
Fajardo
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Culebra
— 1 day
Ferry
5
Fajardo
— 1 night
Ferry
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mar Chiquita and Carolina Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Vega Baja and Parque de las Palomas. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Marquesa Forest Park, pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Colon, take a memorable tour with Tours, and try your luck at Old San Juan Casino.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Juan itinerary planning site.

Austin, USA to San Juan is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to San Juan is 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, San Juan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

On the 1st (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at El Toro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Tree Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip website.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Fajardo

— 1 night
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. On the 1st (Tue), stop by Monkey Threads.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fajardo trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Fajardo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Shopping

Side Trip

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Culebra

— 1 day

Little Island

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 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with Culebra Snorkeling and Dive Center.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra travel route builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Fajardo to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Fajardo

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fajardo trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Culebra to Fajardo in 2.5 hours. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Chiva and La Plata Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sun Bay Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. June in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Juan attractions planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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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.