9 days in Florida & Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Florida & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Florida & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
1
Orlando, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
3
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Orlando, United States


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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and get your game on at Nomadic.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Orlando International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Daytona Beach International Airport and Lakeland Linder International Airport. In December in Orlando, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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night
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Condado Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Keep things going the next day: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then look for gifts at Coqui el Original, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan sightseeing website .

You can fly from Orlando to San Juan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Orlando to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 85°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

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 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach and then get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Zoni Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planning website .

Culebra is very close to San Juan. December in Culebra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach and then expand your understanding of the military at Camp Garcia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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