5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner
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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 1 night


El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest route maker website.

Washington, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to El Yunque National Forest is 1 hour. Traveling from Washington in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Yunque National Forest, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Culebra — 2 nights

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 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planner.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.