5 days in Arecibo & San Juan Itinerary

5 days in Arecibo & San Juan Itinerary

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5 days in Arecibo & San Juan Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
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. Aventura Cueva Ventana has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then visit a coastal fixture at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo vacation planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Arecibo is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Arecibo. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Arecibo reach 82°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
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Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas ©
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park ©

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Visiting El Yunque Rain Forest and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Old San Juan and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planning website .

Getting from Arecibo to San Juan by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in San Juan are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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