6 days in Monarch & Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Monarch & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Monarch
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Monarch, United States
— 2 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Monarch, United States — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): cruise along Monarch Pass and then get a dose of the wild on Monarch Dog Sled Rides.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monarch online travel planner.

Newark to Monarch is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Newark in October since evenings lows in Monarch dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to El Yunque National Forest.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Monarch to El Yunque National Forest with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Monarch in October; daily highs in El Yunque National Forest reach 90°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to San Juan.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

San Juan, Puerto Rico — 2 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.
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