7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
Drive
2
Rio Grande
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luquillo
Drive
4
Ceiba
— 1 night
Fly
5
Culebra
Fly
6
Ceiba
Drive
7
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
8
Ceiba
Ferry
9
Isla de Vieques
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
11
Cayey
Drive
12
San Juan
— 1 night
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Juan day trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in San Juan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Rio Grande.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Rio Grande

— 1 night
Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do some rugged touring at Carabali Rainforest Park, then revel in the low prices at Trollbeads, and then take a stroll through Loiza Aldea.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rio Grande online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Rio Grande takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Luquillo.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luquillo road trip planning site.

Luquillo is just a stone's throw from Rio Grande. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Ceiba.

Things to do in Luquillo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Ceiba

— 1 night
Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Machos.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ceiba trip itinerary tool.

Ceiba is just a short distance from Luquillo. In October in Ceiba, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Ceiba

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Culebra

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 3rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife.

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You can fly from Ceiba to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Ceiba

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ceiba road trip site.

You can fly from Culebra to Ceiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll set off for El Yunque National Forest on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center and then take in the awesome beauty at El Yunque.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Getting from Ceiba to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ceiba.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Ceiba

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ceiba trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Ceiba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Isla de Vieques on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Isla de Vieques

Isla Nena

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 4th (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then steep yourself in history at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip builder website.

Ride a ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. In October in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll set off for Cayey on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Cayey

Cayey is a mountain municipality in central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located on the Central Mountain range, north of Salinas and Guayama; south of Cidra and Caguas; east of Aibonito and Salinas; and west of San Lorenzo. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Guavate.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cayey visit planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Cayey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Cayey

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna del Condado, and then stop by Ocean Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Juan day trip planner.

Getting from Cayey to San Juan by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.