21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isla Saona
— 1 day
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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

— 3 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.
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, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana online trip maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Punta Cana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Punta Cana is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Prague in January: high temperatures in Punta Cana hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Isla Saona

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): head off the coast to Saona Island.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla Saona online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Punta Cana to Isla Saona. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo

— 3 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then steep yourself in history at Casa del Cordon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santo Domingo day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Isla Saona to Santo Domingo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Las Galeras

— 6 nights
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).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Galeras online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cabarete.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Cabarete

— 5 nights
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: kick back and relax at Sosua Beach, examine the collection at Castillo Mundo King, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll through Beach Alicia.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cabarete journey planner.

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cabarete when traveling from Las Galeras in January, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

Puerto Plata

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Estrella Avenida, then take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and then get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata online day trip planner.

Getting from Cabarete to Puerto Plata by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.