7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
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Isla de Vieques
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Culebra
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El Yunque National Forest
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San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Playa Luquillo. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan journey builder site.

Durham, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durham in June since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Balneario Sun Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva and then kick back and relax at Playa Media Luna.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): head off the coast to Culebrita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Culebra trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Culebra are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

On the 6th (Wed), stroll through El Yunque National Forest.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.
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