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
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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 19th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through La Chiva, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Galleon, and finally make a trip to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner .

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Isla de Vieques to be much hotter, temps between 83°F and 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife Parks Nature
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): shop like a local with Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then stop by Plaza del Caribe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponce day trip planning site .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Ponce in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In February, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, take in the exciting artwork at Depigment Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, and then kick back and relax at Condado Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In February in San Juan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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