9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Acampa Nature Adventure Tours. Shop till you drop at Caribbean Trading Company Store and Plaza Las Americas. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Juan travel route planner.

Houston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to San Juan is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Houston in May, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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.
Kids will enjoy Playa Caracas and Playa Pata Prieta. Escape the urban bustle at Playa La Chiva and Balneario Sun Bay. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques planner.

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, taxi, and ferry. In May in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Playa Tamarindo. Kids will enjoy Flamenco Beach and Playa Zoni.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.