6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Fajardo
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
San Juan
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
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 Tour Old San Juan, Rumba, Fortaleza Street, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site, take in the local highlights with Tour Old San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, then take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, then stop by El Galpon, and finally don't miss a visit to Fortaleza Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan sightseeing planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in San Juan

Nightlife Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
Cathedral of San Juan Bautista ©
Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana, then explore the fascinating underground world of La Cueva del Indio, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with Toro Verde.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arecibo day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Juan to Arecibo takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Toro Verde, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy
Highlights from your plan
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Toro Verde ©
Toro Verde

few
hours
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 3rd (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Pinones, take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest, take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower, then examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and finally kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arecibo to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. March in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinones, Balneario Luquillo
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Yokahu Observation Tower ©
Yokahu Observation Tower
El Portal Tropical Forest Center ©

few
hours
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. For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fajardo trip builder website .

Fajardo is just a stone's throw from El Yunque National Forest. In March, daytime highs in Fajardo are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off toIsla de Vieques.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques vacation builder .

Ride a ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toSan Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay ©
Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay

few
hours
San Juan

San Juan ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isla Verde Beach as well as Carolina Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carolina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Carolina Beach ©
Carolina Beach
Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach

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