5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan. In May, daytime highs in San Juan are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo del Tabaco Caguas
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 12th (Sun), get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

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Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In May in Culebra, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebra Public Library ©
Culebra Public Library

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 13th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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