9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 1 night
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


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.
On the 9th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Luquillo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

Seattle, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to San Juan is 4 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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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.
On the 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museo El Fortin de Conde Mirasol and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Playa Media Luna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online holiday planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Culebra.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Culebra — 4 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Playa Zoni. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, stroll through Playa Tamarindo, kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario, and browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Culebra online holiday planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. March in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.