8 days in San Juan, Coamo & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

8 days in San Juan, Coamo & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

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8 days in San Juan, Coamo & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coamo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
San Juan
— 4 nights
End: San Juan

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, browse the exhibits of Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and then visit Old San Juan.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Juan day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coamo.

Things to do in San Juan

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Walter Otero Contemporary Art ©
Walter Otero Contemporary Art
Paseo de los Presidentes ©
Paseo de los Presidentes

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Coamo

Coamo ©
Coamo is a municipality founded 1579 in the south-central region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), located north of Santa Isabel; south of Orocovis and Barranquitas; east of Villalba and Juana Díaz; and west of Aibonito and Salinas. On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Federico Degetau, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales, and then take in the natural beauty of Coamo Thermal Hot Springs.

Plan trip to Coamo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Juan to Coamo in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Coamo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Coamo Thermal Hot Springs, Casa Museo Federico Degetau
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Coamo Thermal Hot Springs ©
Coamo Thermal Hot Springs
Casa Museo Federico Degetau ©
Casa Museo Federico Degetau

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Las Americas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas, and then steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan travel planner.

You can drive from Coamo to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Museo de Las Americas ©
Museo de Las Americas
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip planner .

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Paseo de la Princesa and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Cafe and Caguas Tourism Office. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Luquillo Beach in Luquillo--about 46 minutes away. Enjoy San Juan some more: stroll through Condado Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and see the interesting displays at Fundacion Casa Cortes.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Juan travel route site .

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museo del Cafe, Caguas Tourism Office, Luquillo Beach
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Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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