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 + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Fajardo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Fajardo

Fajardo ©
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Bioluminescent Bay has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Monserrate Beach, then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then trek along Big Tree Trail. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Bioluminescent Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fajardo tour app .

New York City, USA to Fajardo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fajardo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Fajardo, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Monserrate Beach, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Big Tree Trail
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Monserrate Beach ©
Monserrate Beach
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at Coqui el Original and then view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fajardo to San Juan in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. May in San Juan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pine Grove Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico ©
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, take an in-depth tour of Ponce History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponce attractions website .

Drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in May, expect nights in Ponce to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

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 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rompe Olas, stroll through Crashboat Beach, then kick back and relax at Survival Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at The Old Aguadilla Lighthouse Ruins. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse and then hunt for treasures at Rincon Art Walk.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon trip builder website .

Drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Ponce in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rincon, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Survival Beach ©
Survival Beach

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