5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

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

— 3 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.
Make the 30th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan road trip planning app.

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 90°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

El Yunque National Forest

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

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip website.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.