9 days in Philadelphia & San Juan Itinerary

9 days in Philadelphia & San Juan Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
1
Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

3
nights
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

4
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to San Juan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in May; daily highs in San Juan reach 88°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, El Yunque Rain Forest
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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