7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 18th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the San Juan tour itinerary planning site .

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Juan. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Boston in February: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In February in Ponce, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

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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

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sun Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore and learn at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Chiva, look for gifts at Isla Vida, visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and stroll through Caracas Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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