5 days in El Yunque National Forest, Arecibo & San Juan Itinerary

5 days in El Yunque National Forest, Arecibo & San Juan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

Make it your trip
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest planning site.

New York City, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to El Yunque National Forest. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in El Yunque National Forest are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are warmer (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Arecibo

— 1 night
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Aventura Cueva Ventana has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe Apostol, and then stroll through Aventura Cueva Ventana.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arecibo tour planning app.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Arecibo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or fly. When traveling from El Yunque National Forest in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Arecibo, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to La Muralla, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vega Baja, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

Getting from Arecibo to San Juan by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip