7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Lares
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Fajardo
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Norfolk

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San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the local landmark of Roots Fountain.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

Norfolk, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Norfolk in December, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Food Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Coqui el Original ©
Coqui el Original

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Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Flamenco Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra itinerary planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse

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night
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. On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe Apostol and then explore the fascinating underground world of La Cueva del Indio.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Arecibo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Culebra in December, expect Arecibo to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lares.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Catedral San Felipe Apostol ©
Catedral San Felipe Apostol

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hours
Lares

Lares
To most Puerto Ricans, Lares remains best known as the site of an 1868 uprising against the rule of Spain.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lares travel planner .

Lares is very close to Arecibo. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Arecibo in December since evenings lows in Lares dip to 77°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toPonce.

Things to do in Lares

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally make a trip to Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias).

Planning Ponce trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lares to Ponce in an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ponce when traveling from Lares in December, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

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Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Angelito Trail and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fajardo trip planner .

Getting from Ponce to Fajardo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Fajardo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Angelito Trail
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Sun Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques day trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques in 1.5 hours. 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 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

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