7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Catano
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Catano

Catano ©
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Catano day trip planning tool .

Newark, USA to Catano is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Catano, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Catano reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Catano

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

San Juan
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
night
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Isla Vida, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, and then kick back and relax at Caracas Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques journey planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Catano to Isla de Vieques. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas 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.
On the 19th (Wed), stop by Caribbean Trading Rincon, look for gifts at Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, then stop by Rincon Mango Shop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Rincon Art Walk, view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery, look for gifts at Bamboo Art & Sea Glass Creations, then look for gifts at Ocean State of Mind, and finally stop by The Uncharted Studio.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In December in Rincon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crashboat Beach, Bamboo Art & Sea Glass Creations
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Rincon Art Walk ©
Rincon Art Walk

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.
On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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