5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
— 1 night
San Juan
— 2 nights


El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 14th (Fri), stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

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Washington, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington to El Yunque National Forest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, things will get warmer in El Yunque National Forest: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip


— 1 night

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 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Culebra trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. January in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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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 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then look for gifts at Pure Soul Living, and finally visit Old San Juan.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Juan planner.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January in San Juan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.