9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Monkey Threads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luquillo Beach, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip maker tool.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Juan: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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 up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Culebra

— 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.
On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Melones Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Culebra travel planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Get outdoors at Sun Bay Beach and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. We've included these beaches for you: La Chiva and Navio Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and don't miss a visit to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. June in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.