16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
2
Punta Cana
— 8 nights
Drive
3
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Bus to Santo Domingo, Fly to Port-au-Prince

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Botanical Garden, Sebelen Bowling Center, Agora Mall, and other attractions.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip planner.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Santo Domingo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Punta Cana

— 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BlueMall Puntacana, AquaPark and Bavaro Go. Kids will appreciate attractions like Saona Island and La Hacienda. Go for a jaunt from Punta Cana to Bayahibe to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 56 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Macao Beach, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Punta Cana holiday maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 30:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip maker site.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. December in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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.