25 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

25 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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25 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana
— 6 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayahibe
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Las Galeras
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Las Terrenas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Puerto Plata
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Juanillo Beach and Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Cana: Montana Redonda (in Miches), Cueva de las Maravillas (in El Soco) and Higuey (Parroquia de San Dionisio & Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, play a few rounds at Barcelo Lakes Golf Course, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Punta Cana online route maker .

Valletta, Malta to Punta Cana is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. In July in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Higuey, Cueva de las Maravillas, Montana Redonda
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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Montana Redonda ©
Montana Redonda
Marina Cap Cana ©
Marina Cap Cana

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Public Beach Playa Dominicus, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bayahibe Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of the East.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bayahibe online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Punta Cana to Bayahibe by shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bayahibe can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bayahibe Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Public Beach Playa Dominicus ©
Public Beach Playa Dominicus
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agora Mall and Calle de Las Damas. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Najayo Beach in San Cristobal (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Kahkow Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Boca Chica, steep yourself in history at Parque Colon, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Bayahibe to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Najayo Beach
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National Botanical Garden
National Botanical Garden
Agora Mall ©
Agora Mall
Calle de Las Damas ©
Calle de Las Damas

2
nights
Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Valle, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll through La Playita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Samana Bay, then kick back and relax at Playa Rincon, and then don't miss a visit to Playa Madama.

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Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara de Samana, Samana Province
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Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon
Zipline
La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach

4
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa El Portillo and Playa Las Ballenas. Step out of Las Terrenas with an excursion to Playa Grande in Cabrera--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita, buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo de la Costanera, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Haitises National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Terrenas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Las Terrenas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Los Haitises National Park, Playa Grande
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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Playa El Portillo ©
Playa El Portillo
Playa Moron ©
Playa Moron

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Aurora Cigar Factory and Cabarete Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Cabarete), El Sendero del Cacao (in San Francisco de Macoris) and Rio San Juan (Playa Caleton & Gri Gri Lagoon). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, and look for gifts at Diamonds International Amber Cove.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Plata online attractions planner .

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santiago de los Caballeros, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Sosua, El Sendero del Cacao
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Safaris
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach

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