21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  21​h
1
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Punta Rucia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cabarete
— 2 nights
4
Las Galeras
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Bayahibe
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
8
Punta Cana
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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 in touch with nature at 27 Charcos and Golden Beach (Playa Dorada). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortaleza San Felipe and Casa de Cultura. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, get engrossed in the history at Carmen Factory Gift Shop, get a taste of the local shopping with Joyeria Las Americas, and steep yourself in history at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Plata is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Puerto Plata is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect nights in Puerto Plata to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Punta Rucia.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Safaris
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)

1
night
Punta Rucia

Punta Rucia ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): head off the coast to Cayo Arena and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Rucia itinerary maker .

Drive from Puerto Plata to Punta Rucia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Punta Rucia are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Punta Rucia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Arena
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Cayo Arena ©
Cayo Arena

2
nights
Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sosua Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Encuentro Beach, examine the collection at Castillo Mundo King, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cabarete trip tool .

Drive from Punta Rucia to Cabarete in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sosua
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Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Las Galeras

On the 14th (Mon), get outside with Playa Fronton, kick back and relax at La Playita Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Galeras vacation site .

Traveling by car from Cabarete to Las Galeras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach
Playa Fronton ©
Playa Fronton

2
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Bonita and Punta Bonita. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Salto El Limon. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pueblo de Los Pescadores, buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo de la Costanera, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Terrenas holiday planning site .

You can drive from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Las Terrenas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Salto El Limon
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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Boca Chica, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Consistorial, and finally view the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip planner .

You can take a bus from Las Terrenas to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Boca Chica ©
Boca Chica

3
nights
Bayahibe

Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Teeth Of The Dog. Get a sense of the local culture at Altos de Chavon and Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology. Step out of Bayahibe with an excursion to Multiplaza film La Romana in La Romana--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Plaza Montecarlo Bayahibe.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bayahibe trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

La Romana
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Punta Cana

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 Macao Beach and Safaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aromas Museum and Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, step off the mainland to explore Saona Island, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by shuttle from Bayahibe to Punta Cana takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Safaris

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