7 days in San Juan, Fajardo & Arecibo Itinerary

7 days in San Juan, Fajardo & Arecibo Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Fajardo
— 2 nights
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Arecibo
— 1 night
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San Juan
— 1 day
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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary planning tool.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to San Juan. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in May: highs in San Juan hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fajardo.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Fajardo

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Luquillo, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fajardo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Fajardo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May in Fajardo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. You've now added Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fajardo to Arecibo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

San Juan

— 1 day

Walled City

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan travel route app.

Traveling by car from Arecibo to San Juan takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip