8 days in San Juan & Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in San Juan & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in San Juan & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
2
Puerto Rico, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

4
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Luquillo Beach and Condado Beach. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi, stop by Coqui el Original, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan road trip website .

Chicago, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 85°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Rico.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

3
nights
Puerto Rico, Spain

Puerto Rico ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, then look for gifts at Tresor Noir, and finally get great views at Mirador de Puerto de Mogan. Here are some ideas for day two: try for a hole-in-one at Angry Birds Activity Park Gran Canaria and then stroll through Playa Puerto Rico.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Rico travel planning tool .

Getting from San Juan to Puerto Rico by combination of flight and bus takes about 16.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Puerto Rico due to the time zone difference. In April, Puerto Rico is little chillier than San Juan - with highs of 72°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Rico

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto de Mogan, Amadores Fun Park, Playa de Amadores, Tresor Noir
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

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