7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Carolina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  45​min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through La Chiva. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip tool .

Chicago, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in Isla de Vieques at 83°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach and then kick back and relax at Condado Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carolina attractions planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Isla de Vieques to Carolina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February in Carolina, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Luquillo Beach, Condado Beach
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Tamarindo Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Culebra road trip website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carolina to Culebra in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. March in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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