9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Austin
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Fajardo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
End: Austin

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then stop by Isla Vida, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Plata Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Austin, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in November, you will find days in Isla de Vieques are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are much hotter (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping Museums Beaches
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Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

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Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. On the 24th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Seas Beach, and then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fajardo itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fajardo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Seven Seas Beach, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Seven Seas Beach ©
Seven Seas Beach

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night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fajardo to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife Parks Nature
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
For shopping fun, head to Puerto Rico Premium Outlets or The Poet's Passage. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old San Juan and La Muralla. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to Manati to see Playa Mar Chiquita about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and look for gifts at Ole Puerto Rico.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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