9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Salinas
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Salinas
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly

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Salinas

— 1 night
Salinas is a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southern coast of the island, south of Aibonito and Cayey; southeast of Coamo, east of Santa Isabel; and west of Guayama. Salinas Speedway has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): bet on your favorite at Salinas Speedway.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salinas trip builder app.

Newark, USA to Salinas is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Salinas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get warmer in Salinas: highs are around 82°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Juan.
Highlights from your trip

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.
Step out of San Juan with an excursion to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old San Juan, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salinas to San Juan takes an hour. March in San Juan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then stroll through Balneario Sun Bay. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and then stroll through Playa La Chiva.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques day trip planning website.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Flamenco Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Zoni, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

Plan trip to Culebra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Culebra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.