21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 3 nights
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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, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, and explore the activities along Hoyo Azul.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Punta Cana trip itinerary planning tool.

Prague, Czech Republic to Punta Cana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in January; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Isla Saona

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Saona trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Punta Cana to Isla Saona with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Isla Saona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
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.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, then contemplate the long history of Casa del Cordon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and finally view the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo online journey planner.

Getting from Isla Saona to Santo Domingo by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Las Galeras

— 6 nights
Explore Las Galeras' surroundings by going to Las Terrenas (Playa Bonita & Playa El Portillo) and Santa Barbara de Samana (Zipline, Museo de la Ballena, &more).

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Galeras trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Las Galeras are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Cabarete.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

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, explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a splash at Laguna SOV.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cabarete online tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Las Galeras in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cabarete, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

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.
On the 6th (Sat), stop by Estrella Avenida, 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 next day: meet the residents at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and then take a stroll around The Meeting Place.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip planner.

Drive from Cabarete to Puerto Plata in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.