7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
San Juan
— 3 nights



— 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.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Culebra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Culebra to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest vacation planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 3 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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, admire the masterpieces at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.