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:  6​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planner .

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Culebra reach 89°F and lows reach 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

1
night
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 19th (Wed), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary tool .

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
night
Luquillo

Luquillo ©
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. On the 20th (Thu), stroll through Balneario Luquillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luquillo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Juan to Luquillo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Zipline

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luquillo to Ponce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

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

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 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then examine the collection at El Faro Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rincon trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Ponce in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rincon, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

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