9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
— 2 nights
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
San Juan
— 1 night


Isla de Vieques

— 4 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.
Visiting Caracas Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Playa La Chiva and Media Luna Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and steep yourself in history at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online journey planner.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours


— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Carlos Rosario and then stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Cabo Rojo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Faro Los Morrillos and then kick back and relax at Playa Sucia.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Rojo trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Cabo Rojo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. December in Cabo Rojo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip builder app.

Getting from Cabo Rojo to San Juan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.