7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 24th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan day trip app .

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, expect nights in San Juan to be warmer, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Zipline
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Zipline
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
The Capitol of Puerto Rico ©
The Capitol of Puerto Rico

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 26th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Armstrong - Poventud.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip planner .

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Juan in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Ponce, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud ©
Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 27th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then kick back and relax at Domes Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rincon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Ponce in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rincon, with lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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