12 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

12 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
2
Pedernales
— 1 night
3
Las Galeras
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Plata
— 5 nights

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Reloj de Sol, examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Calle de Las Damas, and finally experience rural life at Kahkow Experience.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip app.

Miami, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pedernales.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Museo De Las Casas Reales ©
Museo De Las Casas Reales
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kahkow Experience ©
Kahkow Experience

1
night
Pedernales

Pedernales ©
The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. You've now added Jaragua National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jaragua National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pedernales online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Pedernales by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jaragua National Park
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Jaragua National Park ©
Jaragua National Park

2
nights
Las Galeras

We've included these beaches for you: La Playita Beach and Playa Rincon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Salto El Limon. When in Las Galeras, make a side trip to see Zipline in Santa Barbara de Samana, approximately Santa Barbara de Samana away.

Start your trip to Las Galeras by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Pedernales to Las Galeras by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Las Galeras, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Santa Barbara de Samana, Samana Province
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach

5
nights
Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Centro Leon and Macorix House of Rum. You'll get in some beach time at Sosua Beach and Cabarete Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Plata: Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia) and Sosua (Zipline & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Casa de Arte Sosua, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get engrossed in the history at Carmen Factory Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Las Galeras to Puerto Plata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In December in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sosua, Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), Centro Leon, Cabarete Beach
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Centro Leon ©
Centro Leon
River Rafting & Tubing
Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach

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