14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Puerto Plata
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
3
Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and Key Paradise. Step out of Puerto Plata with an excursion to Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) in Punta Rucia--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, examine the collection at Amber Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and stop by Estrella Avenida.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Plata road trip planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: high temperatures in Puerto Plata hover around 87°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
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Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Aquarium and Museum of the Royal Houses. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Museum of the Royal Houses ©
Museum of the Royal Houses
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial

6
nights
Punta Cana

Punta Cana ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bavaro Beach and Manati Park Bavaro. Step out of Punta Cana to go to La Romana and see Altos de Chavon, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 30th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach, head off the coast to Saona Island, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Punta Cana.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Cana vacation planning app .

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Altos de Chavon
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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