9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Visiting El Yunque Rain Forest and Condado Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Old San Juan and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Museo del Tabaco Caguas in Caguas--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Juan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Billings, USA to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Billings to San Juan, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Billings in December, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Museo del Tabaco Caguas, El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

2
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Culebra

Culebra ©
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 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Culebra day trip planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

3
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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 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

Before you visit Isla de Vieques, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. December in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Scuba & Snorkeling

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