5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

Isla Nena

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 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Culebra are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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.