9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Culebra
— 1 night
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Ponce
5
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
6
La Parguera
— 1 night
Drive
7
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Boston

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San Juan — 1 night

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.
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For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip planning website.

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Juan. In August, San Juan is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary site.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 1 night

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.
To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip tool.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Culebra.
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Culebra — 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra travel planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Ponce takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll set off for La Parguera on the 15th (Mon).
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La Parguera — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Finca El Girasol, explore the activities along Bioluminiscent Bay, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Estatal de Guanica and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gilligan's Island.

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Traveling by car from Ponce to La Parguera takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in La Parguera are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.
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Arecibo — 1 night

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): Head underground at Cueva del Indio and then stroll around Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arecibo trip app.

Traveling by car from La Parguera to Arecibo takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from La Parguera in August, plan for slightly colder days in Arecibo, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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Lajas travel guide

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Kayaking & Canoeing · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southwestern Puerto Rico, on the southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. Lajas is spread over 11 wards plus Lajas Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Germán-Cabo Rojo Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryLocated at the Lajas Valley, the town was founded in 1883 by the Xueta Teodoro Jacome Pagan. Xuetes (Chuetas) were Majorcan Jews (Sephardi Catalan Jews). Some families changed their names from Jacome to the Castilian form Santiago (Saint James the greater). Jacome is the Mallorquin form of James (Ia'akov). Catalan Jews from Majorca were part of the early settlers in the South of (Boriken) Puerto Rico. The village of La Parguera is a popular tourist destination to see the famous Bahía Fosforescente (Phosphorescent Bay) and its keys and islet's.

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