22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Caribbean tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Punta Cana
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Galeras
— 20 nights
Drive to Samaná El Catey International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Punta Cana

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Plan my trip to Punta Cana with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Chicago, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Punta Cana is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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Las Galeras

— 20 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Galeras: Playa Ermitano (in El Limon), Cascada Lulu (in El Valle) and Santa Barbara de Samana (Playa El Valle, Los Puentes, &more).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Galeras travel planner.

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Las Galeras takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.

Samana Province travel guide

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Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Zipline
Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic. Its capital is Santa Bárbara de Samaná, usually known as Samaná.Samaná is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its mountains of which it is almost entirely formed. Samaná has numerous beaches.On 6 November 2006 the Samaná El Catey International Airport,commenced operations.HistorySamana was discovered by Europeans on January 12, 1493 by Christopher Columbus who was greeted with a barrage of spears and arrows from native Taíno warriors. It is said that this was the first instance of violent opposition to the Spanish conquistadors in the Americas. The Samaná Province is also home to what are known in the Dominican Republic as Americanos de Samaná (Samaná-Americans) where descendants of free black Americans immigrated beginning in 1824. They took advantage of the pro-African immigration policy of then president Jean Pierre Boyer when Samaná was under Haitian rule. This migration to Santa Bárbara, Samaná began with 34 African-American families. Naturally, this African-American culture distinguished themselves from the rest of the Dominican Republic as they maintain many elements of 19th century African-American culture—such as their brand of English, food, games, community organizations, African-American names, manners, music and some recipes that have been preserved as a result of their isolation, which until the 20th century was accessible only by boat. Most are of the African Methodist Episcopal and Wesleyan faith brought to the island by their ancestors.

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