7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
2
Ponce
— 1 night
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 29th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, then stop by Coqui el Original, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

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Chicago, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Juan. In September, San Juan is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, then contemplate the long history of El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

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Drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in September: highs in Ponce hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then get some fabulous bargains at Trollbeads.

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Traveling by car from Ponce to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Trollbeads
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

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nights
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 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, look for gifts at Isla Vida, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques day trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In October in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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