7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
San Juan
— 3 nights


El Yunque National Forest — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get warmer in El Yunque National Forest: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Isla de Vieques — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Playa Caracas and Balneario Sun Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Pata Prieta and Playa Media Luna. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Navio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In December in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to San Juan.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
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San Juan — 3 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Get some cultural insight at Old San Juan and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sitio Histórico de San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan visit site.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.