5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly
2
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Newark

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then make a trip to Plaza de La Democracia. On the next day, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary tool.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in June, expect San Juan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Culebra

— 1 night

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 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Palominos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary 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 June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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.