5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

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Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in San Juan reach 90°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra 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 and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.