5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico attractions planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Isla de Vieques

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques road trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 84°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Tours
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Malecon ©
Malecon

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 11th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest vacation planner.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In March in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra visit planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In March in Culebra, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

Similar Plans

7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Puerto Rico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans