7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

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Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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13
14
15
16
17
18

1
night
San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan route maker website.

San Francisco, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Francisco to San Juan. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Juan, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

On the 15th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island and then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.