7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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1
San Juan
— 1 night
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2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Newark

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San Juan — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Seafoam, then steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Juan vacation planner.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Juan is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in San Juan at 85°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Media Luna, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

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 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through El Yunque National Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip builder.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel 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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