5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 day
Drive
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Juan

— 1 day

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 17th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan planner.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in San Juan at 85°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Arecibo

— 1 night
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Aventura Cueva Ventana has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Birth of the New World Statue - Cristobal Colon Statue, then don't miss a visit to Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then head outdoors with El Poza del Obispo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arecibo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or fly. March in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra day trip planning app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.