5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner

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San Juan
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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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. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 24th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online trip maker.

Columbia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Columbia to San Juan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Culebra trip app.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Angelito Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side 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.