7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rincon trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Rincon hover around 85°F and lows are around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store, then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest vacation app .

Traveling by car from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rincon in March since evenings lows in El Yunque National Forest dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fajardo, Rio Grande
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island
Zipline

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

1
night
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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

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Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

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