10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Shuttle
2
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Las Galeras
— 1 night
Drive
4
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana

— 2 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
On the 2nd (Mon), tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, and then stop by Nino's Liquors. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Hard Rock Golf Club, then see some colorful creatures with Aqua Track Private Day Trips, and then make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Punta Cana trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Roanoke, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Roanoke to Punta Cana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roanoke in November, expect Punta Cana to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Santo Domingo

— 3 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and National Botanical Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and Monasterio de San Francisco. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Memorial de la Resistencia, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Las Damas, and examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary builder site.

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Las Galeras

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through La Playita Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get outside with Playa Fronton.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Galeras trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Las Galeras sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

Puerto Plata

— 3 nights
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Cabarete and then enjoy the sand and surf at Encuentro Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata vacation maker site.

Drive from Las Galeras to Puerto Plata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Dominican Republic travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.