8 days in Newark & Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Newark & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Newark, United States
— 1 night
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
3
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
4
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights

1
night
Newark, United States

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard E, then steep yourself in history at Hamilton Park, and finally admire the striking features of Newark Penn Station. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lucy's Church, and then get lost in a book at Newark Public Library.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newark day trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Newark Liberty International Airport, La Guardia Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Newark are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Weehawken, Teaneck Creek Conservancy
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Hamilton Park ©
Hamilton Park
Teaneck Creek Conservancy ©
Teaneck Creek Conservancy
St. Lucy's Church
St. Lucy's Church

3
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Mar Chiquita and La Muralla. Visiting Playa Vega Baja and Balneario El Escambron will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas, appreciate the history behind Plaza de Colon, and walk around Parque de las Palomas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan travel planner.

You can fly from Newark to San Juan in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in San Juan reach 89°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Playa Vega Baja
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Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Playa Vega Baja ©
Playa Vega Baja
Spas & Wellness

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night
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Juan Diego Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail, and then hike along Big Tree Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest route planner.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Juan Diego Falls ©
Juan Diego Falls
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail

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nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Culebra National Wildlife, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melones Beach, and then stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary site.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach
Melones Beach ©
Melones Beach

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