21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isla Saona
— 1 day
Bus
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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Galeras
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cabarete
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 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.
Punta Cana is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Punta Cana day trip planning app.

Prague, Czech Republic to Punta Cana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Prague to Punta Cana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Punta Cana is much warmer than Prague - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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Isla Saona

On the 10th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Isla Saona trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Punta Cana to Isla Saona with the Route module. December in Isla Saona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, steep yourself in history at Casa del Cordon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and finally view the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo online day trip planner.

Getting from Isla Saona to Santo Domingo by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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Las Galeras

You've now added Massage Las Galeras to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Las Terrenas (Playa Bonita & Playa El Portillo) and Santa Barbara de Samana (Zipline, Museo de la Ballena, &more).

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Las Galeras trip maker app.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Cabarete

Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Cabarete is known for adventure, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Dive Cabarete, kick back and relax at Cabarete Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through Kite Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabarete trip app.

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. In December, daily temperatures in Cabarete can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): try out the rides at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and then get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Plata trip site.

You can drive from Cabarete to Puerto Plata in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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.