7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
San Juan
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
End: Orlando

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San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan holiday planning tool .

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in December; daily highs in San Juan reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi
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Food Tours
Casa Bacardi ©
Casa Bacardi

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Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arecibo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Juan in December, with highs in Arecibo at 80°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
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Ponce

Ponce
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ponce trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Arecibo to Ponce in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You will leave for El Yunque National Forest on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors Tours Parks

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque, then stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip planning tool .

Getting from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Monkey Threads
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

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San Juan

On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Condado Beach, stroll around Parque de las Palomas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Capitol of Puerto Rico and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Juan tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

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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 1st (Wed), take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner .

You can 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 and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Malecon ©
Malecon

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San Juan

San Juan ©
On the 3rd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes and then contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan online vacation maker .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Paseo de los Presidentes ©
Paseo de los Presidentes

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