7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Flamenco Beach and Zoni Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra tour planner .

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in Culebra: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary website .

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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