9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 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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San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach, then stop by Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

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Durham, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in April, expect nights in San Juan to be much warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at La Chiva and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

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Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

On the 6th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then get a sense of history and politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, and finally kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, then examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and finally enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra route site.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.