9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Palmer
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  45 min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  30 min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through The El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Palmer vacation trip planner.

New York City, USA to Palmer is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Palmer to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Palmer

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

San Juan, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kids will enjoy Flamenco Beach and Carlos Rosario Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Palmer to Culebra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Sun Bay and Caracas Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques sightseeing planner.

Isla de Vieques is very close to Culebra. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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