5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Fajardo
— 1 night
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
— 2 nights
San Juan



— 1 night
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Seas Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll through Luquillo Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fajardo trip planner.

Washington, USA to Fajardo is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Washington in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fajardo, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest online road trip planner.

You can drive from Fajardo to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. You will leave for Culebra on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks


— 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 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

For maps and tourist information, use the Culebra route site.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

San Juan

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 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.