9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary builder website .

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Culebra is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Culebra reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sun Bay and La Chiva. Do your shopping at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get in touch with nature at El Yunque Rain Forest and Pine Grove Beach. Do your shopping at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts and El Alcazar. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan day trip planning website .

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Isla de Vieques. In March in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Pine Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach

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