15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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1
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
2
Bayahibe
— 1 night
3
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
4
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
5
Moca
— 2 nights

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo de La Altagracia, enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, and then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Punta Cana. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan my day in Punta Cana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Belgrade, Serbia to Punta Cana is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belgrade in May: highs in Punta Cana hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Museo de La Altagracia
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana ©
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana
Museo de La Altagracia ©
Museo de La Altagracia

1
night
Bayahibe

Bayahibe ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Conquista Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayahibe route planner.

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Bayahibe takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Museums
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Conquista Park ©
Conquista Park

4
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 explore and learn at Museo Memorial de la Resistencia and Museo De Las Casas Reales. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Infantil Trampolin and Museo Casa Duarte. Step out of Santo Domingo with an excursion to Centro Cultural Perello in Bani--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, explore the world behind art at Bellapart Museum (Museo Bellapart), take in the exciting artwork at Amber Museum, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Santo Domingo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip planner.

You can drive from Bayahibe to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Centro Cultural Perello
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Museo De Las Casas Reales ©
Museo De Las Casas Reales
Museo Memorial de la Resistencia ©
Museo Memorial de la Resistencia
Museo Infantil Trampolin ©
Museo Infantil Trampolin

3
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.
Castillo Mundo King and 571 Art Gallery by Leo Diaz will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Casa de Arte Sosua. Step out of Puerto Plata to go to Cabarete and see Kana Rapai, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Dominican Amber Museum and explore the galleries of Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Plata trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moca.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sosua, Kana Rapai
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Dominican Amber Museum ©
Dominican Amber Museum
Castillo Mundo King ©
Castillo Mundo King
Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon ©
Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon

2
nights
Moca

Moca ©
Moca is the capital of Espaillat province, in the Cibao region of the Dominican Republic, and it is the tenth-largest city of that country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Presidente Ramon Caceres, thenexplore the world behind art at Centro Leon, and then get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, thendon't miss a visit to La Aurora Cigar Factory, thenget engrossed in the history at Fortaleza San Luis, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moca trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Moca in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moca

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago de los Caballeros, Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal
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Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal ©
Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal
Centro Leon ©
Centro Leon
Museo Presidente Ramon Caceres ©
Museo Presidente Ramon Caceres

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