9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary builder

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
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Condado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Monkey Threads, then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan travel website.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Juan, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. July in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, kick back and relax at Melones Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planning app.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balneario Sun Bay and Playa La Chiva. Visit Media Luna Beach and Navio Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · 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.