23 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

23 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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23 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana
— 7 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayahibe
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Boca Chica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Puerto Plata
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brussels

7
nights
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 nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head off the coast to Saona Island.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Punta Cana trip itinerary site .

Brussels, Belgium to Punta Cana is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Punta Cana is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Punta Cana: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Zipline
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayahibe: La Romana (Altos de Chavon, Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East, and stop by Museo y Fabrica de Puras.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bayahibe itinerary tool .

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Bayahibe in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Boca Chica.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

La Romana
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Boca Chica

An established vacation destination, Boca Chica caters mostly to European visitors and residents of nearby Santo Domingo, who flock here to take advantage of developed beaches lapped by shallow Caribbean waters.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Juan Dolio Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Boca Chica holiday builder app .

Traveling by bus from Bayahibe to Boca Chica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Boca Chica are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Boca Chica

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Juan Dolio Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Juan Dolio Beach ©
Juan Dolio Beach
Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel ©
Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Playa El Portillo, then kick back and relax at Punta Bonita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Haitises National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Terrenas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Boca Chica to Las Terrenas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Las Terrenas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Los Haitises National Park, Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings
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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Los Haitises National Park ©
Los Haitises National Park
Playa El Portillo ©
Playa El Portillo

4
nights
Puerto Plata

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.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: laugh and play at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, stop by Estrella Avenida, stroll around Yasipark, and kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip website .

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

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

4
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and explore the striking landscape at The 3 Eyes National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

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