5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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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.
On the 19th (Wed), take a stroll through Old San Juan. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Juan tour planner.

Durham, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, San Juan is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest tour planning site.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel 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 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra travel planning tool.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.