9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Richmond
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 min
3
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Richmond

4
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Puerta de San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: El Yunque National Forest (Yokahu Observation Tower & Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)) and JungleQui Zip Line Park (in Rio Grande). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Juan day trip planning site.

Richmond, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9- hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Richmond in May: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, JungleQui Zip Line Park
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La Puerta de San Juan ©
La Puerta de San Juan
JungleQui Zip Line Park ©
JungleQui Zip Line Park

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caracas Beach and Malecon. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Chiva, explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, and stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques journey maker tool.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Malecon ©
Malecon

1
night
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 1st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach, then stroll through Zoni Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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