5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
New York City

1
day
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Culebra are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are warmer (78°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach

3
days
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see The El Yunque Rain Forest about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site, and stop by Spicy Caribbee.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary builder.

San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site

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