5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
— 1 night
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night


San Juan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip maker website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in San Juan are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:


— 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 12th (Sun): get advice or help at Culebra Public Library and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra online road trip planner.

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. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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.