7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route builder

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Fly
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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
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: highs in San Juan hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 78°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rio Grande.

Things to do in San Juan

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do some rugged touring at Carabali Rainforest Park, revel in the low prices at Trollbeads, and then take a stroll through Loiza Aldea.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio Grande route maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Rio Grande takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luquillo.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Neighborhoods · Adventure · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Monserrate Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luquillo online attractions planner.

Luquillo is very close to Rio Grande. In September in Luquillo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ceiba.

Things to do in Luquillo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Ceiba

— 1 night
Ceiba is a small municipality in northeast Puerto Rico (U.S.). Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Reserva Natural Medio Mundo y Daguao and then kick back and relax at Playa Los Machos.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ceiba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ceiba is very close to Luquillo. In September, daily temperatures in Ceiba can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Ceiba

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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 28th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip tool.

You can fly from Ceiba to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Ceiba.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Ceiba

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ceiba online tour planner.

You can fly from Culebra to Ceiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center and then stroll through El Yunque.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ceiba to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ceiba.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Ceiba

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ceiba trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Ceiba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Isla de Vieques on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Ceiba

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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 29th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ceiba to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Cayey.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Guavate.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cayey road trip planning site.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Cayey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cayey are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Cayey

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, explore the activities along Laguna del Condado, and then visit Ocean Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cayey to San Juan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.