9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Juan route builder .

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to San Juan is 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in San Juan at 85°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
Condado Beach ©
Condado 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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and finally browse the collection at Culebra Public Library.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra travel planner .

Culebra is very close to San Juan. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

3
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay, expand your understanding of the military at Camp Garcia, kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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