5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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— 1 night
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
San Juan
— 2 nights


Culebra — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): head off the coast to Culebrita. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

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Philadelphia, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Culebra is 1 hour. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Culebra, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 76°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

On the 24th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

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You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. April in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Juan.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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San Juan — 2 nights

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 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

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Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.