11 days in San Juan, Catano & Rio Grande Itinerary

11 days in San Juan, Catano & Rio Grande Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner

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San Juan
— 1 night
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Catano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palmer
— 7 nights
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San Juan

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Fortin de San Jeronimo del Boqueron to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the local landmark of Roots Fountain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fortin de San Jeronimo del Boqueron, then shop like a local with The Poet's Passage, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Vega Baja, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. June in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Catano.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Catano

— 2 nights
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Centro de Conservacion de Manaties de Puerto Rico and then sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Santo Cristo de la Salud, then stroll through La Marquesa Forest Park, and then explore the world behind art at Museo De Arte De Bayamon.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Catano tour itinerary maker app.

Catano is just a stone's throw from San Juan. June in Catano sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Catano

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Palmer

— 7 nights
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to El Yunque Rain Forest and Big Tree Trail. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Luquillo and Playa La Pared. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, ponder the world of politics at Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Yunque, and take in the dramatic scenery at Las Paylas.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Palmer planning site.

Traveling by car from Catano to Palmer takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Palmer are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 13:

Rio Grande travel guide

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Zipline · Nightlife · Gift & Specialty Shops
Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S. National Forest System. Plenty of rainfall irrigates the jungle setting just outside the town, where you can discover a rugged landscape dominated by thick foliage, majestic waterfalls, major rivers, and dramatic crags. Hiking and bird-watching remain top things to do in Rio Grande, which provides ample dining and lodging options to satisfy the demands of thousands of tourists flocking here every year. Although it doesn't boast an impressive history or many cultural attractions, the town serves as a comfortable base for trips into the surrounding wilderness.