5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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

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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 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Culebra day trip tool.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.