17 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

17 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 6 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Zipline. Relax by the water at Macao Beach and Bavaro Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Cana: Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe) and La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Punta Cana road trip app.

Paris, France to Punta Cana is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Punta Cana is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Punta Cana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Safaris
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Bavaro Beach
4.5
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Macao Beach
4.4

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Los Haitises National Park and then look for gifts at Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Bonita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Coson.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Terrenas tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Beach
Playa Bonita
4.6
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Beach
Playa Coson
4.7

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortaleza San Felipe and Dominican Amber Museum. Get in touch with nature at 27 Charcos and Golden Beach (Playa Dorada). Take a break from Puerto Plata with a short trip to Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Moca, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, examine the collection at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, and take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Plata travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Waterfall
27 Charcos
4.6
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Historic Site
Fortaleza San Felipe
3.7

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Escape the urban bustle at The 3 Eyes National Park and National Aquarium. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and Zona Colonial. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, and explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum (Museo de Arte Moderno).

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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