9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Acampa Nature Adventure Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Luquillo (Monkey Threads & Luquillo Beach) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Juan online road trip planner.

Cleveland, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in June; daily highs in San Juan reach 89°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, take a tour by water with Vieques Classic Charter, and then take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary app.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Culebra

— 3 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 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Culebra online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.