7 days in San Juan & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

7 days in San Juan & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

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7 days in San Juan & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Juan

6
nights
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 Aventura Cueva Ventana as well as East Island Excursions. Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Playa Mar Chiquita and Balneario El Escambron. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Carolina Children's Museum (in Carolina), Balneario Luquillo (in Luquillo) and Ponce (Museo de Arte de Ponce & El Museo Castillo Serralles). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Verde Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Fundacion Casa Cortes, and pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary builder website .

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce, Playa Mar Chiquita, Balneario Luquillo, East Island Excursions, Aventura Cueva Ventana
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

1
day
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Portal Tropical Forest Center as well as La Coca Falls. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), then admire the sheer force of La Coca Falls, then examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Yunque.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
La Coca Falls ©
La Coca Falls

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