9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  11​h
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​min
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Washington DC

3
days
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to The El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, try your luck at Old San Juan Casino, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in San Juan hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

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The El Yunque Rain Forest
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The El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site

2
days
Culebra

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 5th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Culebra vacation trip planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In April, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

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Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island

3
days
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, adventure, sightseeing, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, stroll through Media Luna Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

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Isla de Vieques is just a short distance from Culebra. In April, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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Sun Bay
Blue Beach
Media Luna Beach

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