5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Culebra travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Francisco to Culebra. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Culebra: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online route builder.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip planning app.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.