5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
4
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planner.

Nashville, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. In December, San Juan is much warmer than Nashville - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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night
Arecibo

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. You've now added Aventura Cueva Ventana to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arecibo tour planning app.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in December; daily highs in Arecibo reach 80°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature

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El Yunque National Forest

On the 5th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest driving holiday app.

You can drive from Arecibo to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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night
Culebra

Little Island

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 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Culebra route maker app.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.