27 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

27 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— Few hours
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La Romana
— 2 nights
3
Juan Dolio
— Few hours
4
Boca Chica
— 2 nights
5
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
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Bonao
— Few hours
7
Jarabacoa
— 1 night
8
Santiago de los Caballeros
— 1 night
9
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
10
Sosua
— Few hours
11
Gaspar Hernandez
— 1 night
12
San Francisco de Macoris
— Few hours
13
Nagua
— 2 nights
14
Las Terrenas
— Few hours
15
Monte Plata
— 1 night
16
Bayaguana
— 1 night
17
Miches
— 2 nights
18
Higuey
— Few hours
19
Punta Cana
— 4 nights
20
Bayahibe
— 3 nights

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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.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Cana day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major aiports are Punta Cana International Airport, Casa De Campo International Airport and Las Américas International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to La Romana.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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La Romana

La Romana ©
The city of La Romana offers good access to some of the most popular resorts in the Dominican Republic.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Altos de Chavon.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Romana online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Punta Cana to La Romana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in La Romana can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Juan Dolio.

Things to do in La Romana

Historic Sites
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Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

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Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio ©
The beach town of Juan Dolio offers a number of sprawling resorts and more independent businesses than most tourist destinations in the area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Pedro Apostol.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Juan Dolio road trip app.

Traveling by car from La Romana to Juan Dolio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Juan Dolio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boca Chica.

Things to do in Juan Dolio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral San Pedro Apostol
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Catedral San Pedro Apostol ©
Catedral San Pedro Apostol

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Boca Chica

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boca Chica sightseeing planner.

Boca Chica is just a short distance from Juan Dolio. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Boca Chica

Historic Sites
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Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel ©
Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Get in touch with nature at National Botanical Garden and Parque Nacional Humedales del Ozama(Ozama Wetlands National Park). Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral Primada de America and Museo De Las Casas Reales. Change things up with a short trip to Nigua Ecological Park in San Cristobal (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, take an in-depth tour of Museo Memorial de la Resistencia, and don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Boca Chica to Santo Domingo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bonao.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nigua Ecological Park
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Convento de los Dominicos ©
Convento de los Dominicos

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Bonao

Bonao ©
Bonao is the capital of Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at La Voz Del Yuna and then stroll through Decouvrez la vraie Republique Dominicaine.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bonao trip website.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Bonao in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Bonao can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Bonao

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Decouvrez la vraie Republique Dominicaine
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La Voz Del Yuna ©
La Voz Del Yuna

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Jarabacoa

Jarabacoa
Occupying a scenic spot in the foothills of a mountain range, Jarabacoa offers a laid-back atmosphere and a pleasant window into rural Dominican life.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jarabacoa road trip website.

Getting from Bonao to Jarabacoa by car takes about an hour. August in Jarabacoa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Santiago de los Caballeros

Santiago de los Caballeros ©
Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo, take an in-depth tour of Centro Leon, and then make a trip to La Aurora Cigar Factory.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de los Caballeros trip planning site.

Getting from Jarabacoa to Santiago de los Caballeros by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo ©
Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo
Centro Leon ©
Centro Leon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata holiday website.

Traveling by bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sosua.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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Sosua

Sosua
A hub for scuba-diving in the area and adventures along the north coast, Sosua itineraries tend to make good use of the scenic coastline.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sosua road trip website.

Getting from Puerto Plata to Sosua by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Gaspar Hernandez.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Gaspar Hernandez

Gaspar Hernandez
Gaspar Hernández is a city and a beach in the Espaillat province of the Dominican Republic. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Lunaberg.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gaspar Hernandez day trip website.

Drive from Sosua to Gaspar Hernandez in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Gaspar Hernandez are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for San Francisco de Macoris on the 6th (Tue).
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San Francisco de Macoris

San Francisco de Macoris ©
San Francisco de Macorís is a city in the Dominican Republic located in the northeast portion of the island, in the Cibao region. On the 6th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at El Sendero del Cacao and then get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco de Macoris tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Gaspar Hernandez to San Francisco de Macoris in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nagua.

Things to do in San Francisco de Macoris

Museums

Side Trip

Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal
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Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal ©
Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal
El Sendero del Cacao ©
El Sendero del Cacao

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Nagua

Nagua ©
For the clothing style among some indigenous peoples in Panama, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica see Ngäbe people#DressNagua is the capital of María Trinidad Sánchez province, in the northeastern Dominican Republic.A medium-sized town, Nagua's economy relies on the production of agricultural products, principally rice, coconuts, and cocoa bean. On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Laguna El Dudu and then stroll through La Entrada Beach.

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Drive from San Francisco de Macoris to Nagua in 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco de Macoris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagua: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Nagua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabrera
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La Entrada Beach ©
La Entrada Beach

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Terrenas trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nagua to Las Terrenas in an hour. August in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Monte Plata on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Monte Plata

Monte Plata
Monte Plata is a municipality and the capital of the Monte Plata province in the Dominican Republic. To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Monte Plata online trip maker.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Monte Plata in 2 hours. In August in Monte Plata, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Bayaguana.

Things to do in Monte Plata

Nature Parks
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Bayaguana

Bayaguana ©
Bayaguana is a municipality of the Monte Plata province in the Dominican Republic.As of the Dominican Republic's 2002 census, the municipality had a total population of 34,786 inhabitants, of which 19,001 resided in urban areas and 15,785 in rural areas.Bayaguana was founded in 1606, when Spain resettled colonists from the northern and western part of Hispaniola closer to Santo Domingo. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Salto Alto.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayaguana day trip planner.

Bayaguana is just a short distance from Monte Plata. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Miches.

Things to do in Bayaguana

Nature Parks
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Salto Alto ©
Salto Alto

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Miches

Miches
Miches is a town located in El Seibo province in the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Esmeralda.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Miches tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayaguana to Miches takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Higuey.

Things to do in Miches

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Higuey

Higuey ©
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Dionisio, examine the collection at Museo de La Altagracia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Higuey sightseeing website.

You can drive from Miches to Higuey in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Higuey

Museums Historic Sites
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Parroquia de San Dionisio ©
Parroquia de San Dionisio
Museo de La Altagracia ©
Museo de La Altagracia

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Punta Cana

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Juanillo Beach as well as Marina Cap Cana. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Parasailing & Paragliding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hard Rock Golf Club and Taino Shop. Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Explore Punta Cana further: enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach and examine the collection at Aromas Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana day trip planner.

You can drive from Higuey to Punta Cana in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Safaris
Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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Bayahibe

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.
Cueva Padre Nuestro has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Juan Ponce de Leon Home (Casa de Juan Ponce de Leon) and Conquista Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayahibe online holiday planner.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Bayahibe in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Juan Ponce de Leon Home (Casa de Juan Ponce de Leon)
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Cueva Padre Nuestro ©
Cueva Padre Nuestro
Conquista Park ©
Conquista Park