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:  8​h
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​min
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Culebra
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
Washington DC

4
days
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll get in some beach time at Pine Grove Beach and Luquillo Beach. Popular historic sites such as Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site are in your itinerary. Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Parque de las Palomas.

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Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Pine Grove Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Isabel Segunda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then stroll through Caracas Beach.

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Isla de Vieques is just a short distance from San Juan. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Isabel Segunda ©
Isabel Segunda

1
day
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or ride a ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse
Culebra Public Library ©
Culebra Public Library

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