5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

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 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online trip planner .

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 4th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra travel route app .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. September in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

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