5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico Trip Planner
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— 3 nights
San Juan
— 1 night


Culebra — 3 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): head off the coast to Culebrita and then stroll through Playa Zoni.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Culebra road trip planning website.

Atlanta, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Culebra. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Culebra reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 27th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Juan online day trip planner.

Fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
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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.