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
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Culebra
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Juan sightseeing 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, you will find days in San Juan are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are much hotter (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Ocean Park Beach ©
Ocean Park Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ponce online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from San Juan in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponce: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

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.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by The Red Door Boutique & Gift Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rincon when traveling from Ponce in May, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carlos Rosario Beach and Flamenco Beach. Get outdoors at Culebrita Island and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Culebra journey planner .

Getting from Rincon to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In May in Culebra, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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