8 days in New York City & San Juan Itinerary

8 days in New York City & San Juan Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, stroll through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan online route planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Juan in 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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