5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online tour builder.

Columbia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Columbia to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbia in March, you will find days in San Juan are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are much warmer (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Culebra day trip planning tool.

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, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Angelito Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip builder site.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough 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.