9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then stroll through Sun Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your knowledge of military history at Camp Garcia, kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Portland, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Portland to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Isla de Vieques: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Culebra itinerary website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip website .

San Juan is very close to Culebra. September in San Juan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

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Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
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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

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