5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Zoni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Culebra online attractions planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Culebra is 1 hour. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Culebra, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 4th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, 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. May in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · 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.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then wander the streets of Old San Juan, and finally look for gifts at Pure Soul Living. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Juan travel app.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. May in San Juan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · 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.