9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
— 1 night
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 3 nights


Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Chiva, stroll through Playa Media Luna, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary app.

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 April, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, then pause for some photo ops at Museo Castillo Serralles, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, and then discover the deep blue sea with Island Scuba.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ponce holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Ponce takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Culebra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ponce, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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San Juan

— 3 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.
Visit Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Old San Juan for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to El Yunque National Forest and Playa Luquillo. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Las Americas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Juan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.