15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana
— 7 nights
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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.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, stop by Estrella Avenida, and cool off at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala to Puerto Plata is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guatemala City in December: high temperatures in Puerto Plata hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Santo Domingo

— 4 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Spend the 7th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, walk around Parque Duarte, see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, and delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco.

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Drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Punta Cana

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Bayahibe (Speed Boats Tours & Conquista Park) and La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Teeth Of The Dog). Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Fri) at Saona Island. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bavaro Beach, tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, make a short side trip with Golf Punta Cana, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Tours

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.