7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 2 nights

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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, wander the streets of Old San Juan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Juan journey planner.

Chicago, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect San Juan to be warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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 26th (Sun), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques day trip app.

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, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Culebra driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest vacation planner.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.