9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary builder
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Fly
1
San Juan
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Taxi to Roosevelt Roads, Fly to Culebra
3
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
4
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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Taxi to Vieques, Fly to San Juan, Drive to Ponce
5
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Rincon
Drive
8
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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San Juan

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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Juan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You'll set off for El Yunque National Forest on the 16th (Sat).
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

On the 16th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.
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Ponce — 2 nights

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then get engrossed in the history at Ponce History Museum, and then stop by Utopia. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then visit a coastal fixture at Cardona Island Light, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ponce trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July in Ponce, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) 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. On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at La Poza de las Mujeres and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Arecibo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Arecibo takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.
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Rincon

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind and then take a tour by water with Fathom Charters.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rincon tour builder.

You can drive from Arecibo to Rincon in 2 hours. In July in Rincon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

Walled City

On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial Monument, ponder the world of politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, then get to know the fascinating history of La Muralla, and finally make a trip to Parroquia San Francisco de Asis.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rincon to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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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