7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Detroit
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
3
Catano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h
5
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  11 h
End: Detroit

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Flamenco Beach and then get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

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Detroit, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Culebra due to the time zone difference. In December, Culebra is much warmer than Detroit - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

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

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Catano.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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Catano

Catano ©
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Catano visit planner.

Take a shuttle from El Yunque National Forest to Catano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Catano sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Catano

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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San Juan
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 28th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de las Delicias.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ponce trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Catano to Ponce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, Ponce is slightly colder than Catano - with highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

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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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 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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