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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita, don't miss a visit to Fortaleza Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. April in San Juan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

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Playa Mar Chiquita
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Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at The El Yunque Rain Forest.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Luquillo and then discover the deep blue sea with Pure Adventure.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Fajardo tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from El Yunque National Forest to Fajardo. In May in Fajardo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough 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 ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. Explore hidden gems such as La Cueva del Indio and Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to Vega Baja to see Playa Vega Baja about 54 minutes away. On the 7th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Explore San Juan further: kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach and explore the world behind art at Casa Cortés ChocoBar.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Juan itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fajardo to San Juan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

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Playa Vega Baja, Cueva del Indio
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Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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