7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico attractions planner

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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 4 nights
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Culebra

— 2 nights

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 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tamarindo and then kick back and relax at Playa Zoni.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Culebra road trip app.

Detroit, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in August, with highs in Culebra at 89°F and lows at 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

San Juan

— 4 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Step out of the city life by going to El Yunque Rain Forest and Condado Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Depigment Art and Museo de Las Americas. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, get a taste of the local shopping with Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Juan visit planning site.

Getting from Culebra to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.