5 days in New Orleans & Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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New Orleans, United States
— 2 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 day
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 night

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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Magnolia Praline Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online travel planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, then look for gifts at Pure Soul Living, and finally steep yourself in history at Old San Juan.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary app.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Juan in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Juan due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Puerto Rican Art & Crafts ©
Puerto Rican Art & Crafts

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©

Little Island

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 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip planner.

Fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach

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