17 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

17 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Galeras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabarete
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barahona
— 1 night
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Espada Golf Course and Runners Adventures. You'll get in some beach time at Tropical Treasure and Macao Beach. Go for a jaunt from Punta Cana to Higuey to see Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club, soar above the sights with Canalloon, and see some colorful creatures with Happy Dive Center.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Punta Cana trip maker tool.

London, UK to Punta Cana is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from London to Punta Cana, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Punta Cana hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 7th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, then kick back and relax at Punta Bonita, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then stroll through Playa Coson.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Terrenas holiday maker website.

Drive from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Las Terrenas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Las Galeras

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rincon and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Playita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Levantado and then get a dose of the wild on Booking Adventures.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Galeras road trip site.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Las Galeras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Las Galeras, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Cabarete

Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Relax by the water at Beach Alicia and Cabarete Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Dive Cabarete and Castillo Mundo King. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sosua Beach, explore the galleries of Casa de Arte Sosua, and stroll through Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabarete vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Las Galeras to Cabarete takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Galeras in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Cabarete. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe, then stop by Joyeria Las Americas, then see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then steep yourself in history at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, then ride a horse along Rancho Lorilar, and finally take a stroll around The Meeting Place.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Puerto Plata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cabarete to Puerto Plata by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Barahona.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Barahona

The port city of Barahona provides a convenient base for explorations of the region, while itself possessing an air of simplicity and a welcoming atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Escuela Taller y Museo Larimar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa San Rafael.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barahona trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Barahona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Barahona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Barahona

Beaches · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Francia, relax in the rural setting at Kahkow Experience, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, then steep yourself in history at Convento de los Dominicos, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palacio National. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and then make a trip to Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas).

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip site.

You can drive from Barahona to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites
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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.