8 days in San Juan, El Yunque National Forest & Fajardo Itinerary

8 days in San Juan, El Yunque National Forest & Fajardo Itinerary

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8 days in San Juan, El Yunque National Forest & Fajardo Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Fajardo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Juan
— 4 nights
End: San Juan

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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 Fortaleza Street as well as Ocean Park Beach. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, and then make a trip to Fortaleza Street.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. September in San Juan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Ocean Park Beach ©
Ocean Park Beach

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Luquillo Beach as well as The El Yunque Rain Forest. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through The El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest holiday planner.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Luquillo Beach
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

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Fajardo

Fajardo
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. You've now added Pure Adventure to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo and then get a new perspective on things with Pure Adventure.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fajardo travel planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Fajardo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Balneario Luquillo
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San Juan

San Juan ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Caparra Ruins, Paseo de la Princesa, Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo), and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Enjoy San Juan some more: admire the masterpieces at Casa Cortés ChocoBar and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Juan vacation planner.

Drive from Fajardo to San Juan in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Caparra Ruins Museum and Historical Park, Cueva del Indio
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

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