5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
2
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

1
night
Culebra

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 19th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra road trip tool.

San Francisco, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Culebra to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

3
nights
San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step out of San Juan with an excursion to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial Monument, and visit Old San Juan.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.