5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7 h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Boston

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), Juan Diego Falls and La Coca Falls. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Juan Diego Falls, admire the sheer force of La Coca Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, stroll around Parque de las Palomas, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos and tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planning app .

Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in January, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Yunque National Forest
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Fishing Charters & Tours
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at El Faro Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rincon trip planner.

Getting from San Juan to Rincon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In January in Rincon, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

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