9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel route planner

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Rincon
— 1 night
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas and then kick back and relax at Steps Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon tour planner.

Orlando, USA to Rincon is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Rincon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, you will find days in Rincon are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are much hotter (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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 Caracas Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Relax by the water at Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier and get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday website.

Fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. January in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then don't miss a visit to La Puerta de San Juan, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planning app.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Flamenco Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then stroll through Zoni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip builder website.

Getting from San Juan to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.