7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Zoni Beach and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Culebra route planner .

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Culebra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get warmer in Culebra: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Sandy Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Crashboat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then explore the galleries of El Faro Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Rincon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In December, daytime highs in Rincon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ponce trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in December, Ponce is slightly colder at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to La Puerta de San Juan, then stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip builder tool .

Getting from Ponce to San Juan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Luquillo
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Zipline

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