5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip builder

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San Juan
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 1 night

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 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our San Juan online trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Tampa in April, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Culebra

— 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.
On the 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Culebra trip itinerary tool.

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, taxi, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.