11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayahibe
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco de Macoris
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabarete
— 3 nights

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Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You've now added Calle El Conde to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and Alcazar de Colon. Spend the 7th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial and steep yourself in history at Palacio Consistorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo day trip app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are La Isabela International Airport, Las Américas International Airport and Samaná El Catey International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Bayahibe

— 1 night
Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bayahibe trip planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March in Bayahibe, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Las Terrenas

— 3 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Bonita. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Terrenas: Santa Barbara de Samana (Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, Zipline, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon and go for a stroll along the water at Playa El Portillo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Terrenas trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bayahibe to Las Terrenas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco de Macoris.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco de Macoris

— 1 night
San Francisco de Macorís is a city in the Dominican Republic located in the northeast portion of the island, in the Cibao region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal and then experience rural life at El Sendero del Cacao.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco de Macoris itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to San Francisco de Macoris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Terrenas in March, plan for little chillier nights in San Francisco de Macoris, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cabarete.

Things to do in San Francisco de Macoris

Museums

Side Trip

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Cabarete

— 3 nights
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like 27 Charcos and Cabarete Beach. Explore Cabarete's surroundings by going to Puerto Plata (Estrella Avenida, Fortaleza San Felipe, &more). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, ride a horse along Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cabarete trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco de Macoris to Cabarete takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Cabarete, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.