9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Fajardo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Austin

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 23rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then stop by Isla Vida, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plata Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques attractions planner.

Austin, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Isla de Vieques is 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in November, expect nights in Isla de Vieques to be much hotter, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

2
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Seven Seas Beach, and then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store.

Make your Fajardo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fajardo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Seven Seas Beach, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Seven Seas Beach ©
Seven Seas Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Fajardo to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerto Rico Premium Outlets and Playa Mar Chiquita. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Muralla, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan journey planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in San Juan are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
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Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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