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
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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 (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Zinkowski Art Studio and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Culebra road trip planning tool .

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. Traveling from Newark to Culebra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Culebra, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Fish Market, take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then stop by Isla Vida, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Gallery Galleon ©
Gallery Galleon
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Isla Vida ©
Isla Vida

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Plaza las Americas and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Caribbean Trading Company Store in Palmer--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Alcazar, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, explore the world behind art at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the San Juan road trip planning app .

Fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets

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