5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Culebra
— 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old San Juan and Museo de Arte de Ponce. Head to Depigment Art and Coach Outlet Storefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Ponce (Parque de Bombas & Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, stop by Ole Puerto Rico, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and admire the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In March, San Juan is much warmer than Detroit - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra travel route planning website.

Getting from San Juan to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. April in Culebra sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.