7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 2 nights



— 2 nights

Little Island

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 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Culebra road trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Culebra is 3 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in September, plan for slightly colder days in Culebra, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

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 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Isla Vida, then kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, and then stroll through Caracas Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques route maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

San Juan

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then stop by Seafoam, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Juan road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In September in San Juan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.