5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico sightseeing planner
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Aguadilla
Drive
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Catano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio Grande
— 1 day
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
Drive
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Fajardo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
Drive
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Cabo Rojo
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive

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Aguadilla

Garden of the Atlantic

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aguadilla trip planner.

In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Catano.
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Catano — 2 nights

Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, then browse the different shops at San Patricio Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico, and finally don't miss a visit to Capilla de Lourdes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Catano trip planner.

Drive from Aguadilla to Catano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Catano, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Rio Grande.
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Rio Grande — 1 day

Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System.
On the 10th (Mon), get some fabulous bargains at Trollbeads, then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rio Grande day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Catano to Rio Grande takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Rio Grande can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rio Grande to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. October in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will leave for Fajardo on the 10th (Mon).
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Fajardo — 1 night

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. On the 11th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Healthy Body Therapeutic Studio, kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fajardo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Fajardo takes an hour. In October in Fajardo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ponce.
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Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Ponce attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fajardo to Ponce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In October in Ponce, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Cabo Rojo.
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Cabo Rojo

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo Rojo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ponce to Cabo Rojo by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Cabo Rojo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll set off for Rincon on the 11th (Tue).
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Rincon — 1 night

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A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo Rojo to Rincon takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.
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