5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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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 30th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Colon.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary site.

San Diego, USA to San Juan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to San Juan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, San Juan is a bit warmer than San Diego - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

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 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planning app.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. December in Culebra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest online vacation planner.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.