9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan holiday planner .

Seattle, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Luquillo Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and then explore the activities along Sun Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Chiva.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip planner .

Isla de Vieques is very close to San Juan. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

4
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Escape the urban bustle at Zoni Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, browse the collection at Culebra Public Library, stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra holiday planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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