9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
plane:  6 h 30 min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 25th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Culebra route maker.

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Culebra is much warmer than Newark - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

1
night
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Rincon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In December, daytime highs in Rincon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip planning app.

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico. On the next day, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, then look for gifts at Marisel Herbal Bath & Body, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Climbing Tours
Marisel Herbal Bath & Body ©
Marisel Herbal Bath & Body

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