39 days in Luquillo & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

39 days in Luquillo & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

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39 days in Luquillo & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Drive:  45 min
— 21 nights
Drive:  30 min
El Yunque National Forest
— 17 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Luquillo ©
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caribbean Trading Company Store and Culebrita Lighthouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Isabel Segunda and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luquillo: Isla de Vieques (Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, La Gran Ceiba de Vieques, & more), Culebra (Culebrita Island, Culebra Public Library, & more) and Malecon (in Esperanza). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Sat) at Coqui Water Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Monserrate Beach, explore the activities along Las Croabas Lagoon, head off the coast to Icacos Island, and get interesting insight from Charters Puerto Rico.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Luquillo trip maker website .

San Juan to Luquillo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Luquillo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Luquillo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isla de Vieques, Culebra, Fajardo, Barceloneta, Rio Grande
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Las Paylas ©
Las Paylas
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets

El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Tuna Point Lighthouse and Playa Vega Baja. Popular historic sites such as Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Rosario and Guayama Town Plaza are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Loiza (Puerto Rico Electric Transporters, Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, & more), Estadio Felix "Nacho" Millan (in Yabucoa) and Museo Casa Cautino (in Guayama). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Balneario Cerro Gordo. Make the 18th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker website .

El Yunque National Forest is just a stone's throw from Luquillo. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Loiza, Vega Baja, Gurabo, Guayama, Estadio Felix "Nacho" Millan
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El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Punta Figuras ©
Punta Figuras
Punta Tuna Lighthouse ©
Punta Tuna Lighthouse