5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Seafoam, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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El Yunque National Forest

On the 10th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest road trip site.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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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 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Culebrita Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.