5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Dorado
Drive:  1​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 45​min
End: Dorado

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza las Americas, Spicy Caribbee and Old San Juan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza las Americas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then look for gifts at Spicy Caribbee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Colon, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Muralla, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas, then see the interesting displays at Fundacion Casa Cortes, and finally view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary builder tool .

Dorado to San Juan is an approximately half hour car ride. In October in San Juan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Fundacion Casa Cortes ©
Fundacion Casa Cortes

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plata Beach. On the next day, shop like a local with Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Galleon, and finally don't miss a visit to La Gran Ceiba de Vieques.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gallery Galleon ©
Gallery Galleon
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

1
day
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

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