7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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San Juan
— Few hours
Drive
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Rio Grande
— 1 night
Drive
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Luquillo
— Few hours
Drive
4
Ceiba
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— Few hours
Fly
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Ceiba
— Few hours
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Ceiba
— Few hours
Ferry
9
Isla de Vieques
— Few hours
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
10
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayey
— Few hours
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Juan tour itinerary builder site.

Phoenix, USA to San Juan is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Juan is 3 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 73°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio Grande.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Rio Grande

Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head off-road at Carabali Rainforest Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Trollbeads, and then stop by Loiza Aldea.

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You can drive from San Juan to Rio Grande in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Luquillo.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa La Pared and then stop by Monkey Threads.

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Luquillo is just a stone's throw from Rio Grande. In January, daytime highs in Luquillo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Ceiba.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Ceiba

Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Machos.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ceiba attractions planner.

Ceiba is very close to Luquillo. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Culebra

Little Island

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 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Melones Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ceiba to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Culebra are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Ceiba

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Getting from Culebra to Ceiba by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. You will leave for El Yunque National Forest on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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El Yunque National Forest

On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Big Tree Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Juan Diego Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ceiba to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ceiba.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Ceiba

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ceiba day trip website.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Ceiba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Isla de Vieques on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Isla de Vieques

Isla Nena

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 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, then admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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El Yunque National Forest

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Cayey.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Cayey

Cayey is a mountain municipality in central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located on the Central Mountain range, north of Salinas and Guayama; south of Cidra and Caguas; east of Aibonito and Salinas; and west of San Lorenzo. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Guavate.

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Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Cayey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for San Juan.

Things to do in Cayey

Neighborhoods

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San Juan

Walled City

On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Franciscan Chapel, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Ole Puerto Rico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Muralla.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Cayey to San Juan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.