10 days in Carolina, Cayey & San Juan Itinerary

10 days in Carolina, Cayey & San Juan Itinerary

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10 days in Carolina, Cayey & San Juan Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  3​h
1
Carolina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cayey
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
Get some historical perspective at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carolina: Palomino Island (in Las Croabas), El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest & Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)) and Fajardo (Fishing Charters & Tours & Icacos Island).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carolina day trip website .

Philadelphia, USA to Carolina is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Carolina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cayey.

Things to do in Carolina

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fajardo, El Yunque National Forest, Zipline, Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Zipline
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

1
night
Cayey

Cayey ©
Cayey is a mountain municipality in central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located on the Central Mountain range, north of Salinas and Guayama; south of Cidra and Caguas; east of Aibonito and Salinas; and west of San Lorenzo. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Carite Forest, then look for all kinds of wild species at El Charco Azul, and then take a stroll through Guavate.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cayey day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Carolina to Cayey takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Cayey

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

El Charco Azul
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El Charco Azul ©
El Charco Azul
Guavate ©
Guavate

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Paseo de la Princesa and La Muralla. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: La Marquesa Forest Park (in Guaynabo) and Cueva del Indio (in Arecibo). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cayey to San Juan in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cueva del Indio, La Marquesa Forest Park
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Scuba & Snorkeling

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