9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

9 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Palmer
— 3 nights
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights

3
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
Explore Palmer's surroundings by going to San Juan (Old San Juan, Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, &more). Make the 2nd (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque Rain Forest. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Palmer is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Palmer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Palmer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

San Juan, El Yunque Rain Forest, Scuba & Snorkeling
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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

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, thenkick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Culebra driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Palmer to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Culebra are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (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

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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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques day trip website.

Traveling by car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 10th (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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