7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Juan
— 1 night
2
Culebra
— 1 night
3
Arecibo
— 1 night
4
Lares
— Few hours
5
Ponce
— 1 night
6
Fajardo
— 1 night
7
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night

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San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 1st (Sun), ponder the design of Roots Fountain.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planner.

Norfolk, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to San Juan. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Norfolk in December, with highs in San Juan at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Food Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Roots Fountain ©
Roots Fountain

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Culebra

Culebra ©
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 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Culebra road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. December in Culebra sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse

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Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe Apostol and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Arecibo online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Arecibo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and car. Traveling from Culebra in December, expect Arecibo to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lares.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Catedral San Felipe Apostol ©
Catedral San Felipe Apostol

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Lares

Lares
To most Puerto Ricans, Lares remains best known as the site of an 1868 uprising against the rule of Spain.
Make your Lares itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Lares is just a short distance from Arecibo. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Arecibo in December since evenings lows in Lares dip to °F. You'll set off for Ponce on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Lares

Wildlife Adventure Outdoors
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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, thenexamine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally make a trip to Plaza de las Delicias.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ponce online travel route planner.

Drive from Lares to Ponce in an hour. Traveling from Lares in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Ponce. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

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Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Angelito Trail and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fajardo trip maker website.

Getting from Ponce to Fajardo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. In December in Fajardo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Fajardo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Angelito Trail
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques tour itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Nature Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

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