28 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

28 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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1
Santo Domingo
— 1 day
2
Jarabacoa
— 2 nights
3
Las Galeras
— 1 night
4
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
5
Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province
— 1 night
6
Veragua
— 1 night
7
Cabarete
— 2 nights
8
Sosua
— 1 night
9
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
10
Santiago de los Caballeros
— 2 nights
11
San Cristobal
— 1 night
12
Barahona
— 1 night
13
Boca Chica
— 1 night
14
Juan Dolio
— 1 night
15
Santa Cruz del Seibo
— 1 night
16
La Romana
— 2 nights
17
Parque Nacional del Este
— 2 nights
18
Bayahibe
— 2 nights
19
Punta Cana
— 2 nights

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trikke, The 3 Eyes National Park and Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon). On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The 3 Eyes National Park, thensqueeze the most out of the city with Trikke, and then pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo road trip website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Santo Domingo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Nature Parks Museums
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña) and then admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jarabacoa sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Santo Domingo to Jarabacoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Jarabacoa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Parks Nature Trails
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Salto de Jimenoa ©
Salto de Jimenoa
El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña) ©
El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña)

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Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playita Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rincon.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Galeras itinerary planner.

Getting from Jarabacoa to Las Galeras by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jarabacoa in October since evenings lows in Las Galeras dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Rincon
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Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon
La Playita Beach ©
La Playita 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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Haitises National Park. On your second day here, trot along with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Terrenas online road trip planner.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Haitises National Park
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Los Haitises National Park ©
Los Haitises National Park
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province

Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province
María Trinidad Sánchez is a province of the Dominican Republic. To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province tour planner.

Getting from Las Terrenas to Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Veragua.

Things to do in Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Veragua

Veragua
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Veragua trip itinerary website.

Getting from Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province to Veragua by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Veragua are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Cabarete.

Things to do in Veragua

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
On the 21st (Sat), look for gifts at Fred Joyas, stroll through Cabarete Beach, thenlook for gifts at The Dollar Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Cabarete Night Market and then explore the galleries of Kana Rapai.

You can plan Cabarete trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Cabarete is just a short distance from Veragua. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sosua.

Things to do in Cabarete

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Fred Joyas ©
Fred Joyas
Spas & Wellness
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Sosua, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Jewish Heritage, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sosua Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sosua online trip builder.

Sosua is just a stone's throw from Cabarete. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Sosua

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach
Casa de Arte Sosua ©
Casa de Arte Sosua

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Malecon Puerto Plata. On the next day, meet the residents at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Plata using our trip planner.

Getting from Sosua to Puerto Plata by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres
Joyeria Las Americas ©
Joyeria Las Americas

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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 25th (Wed): stop by Las 3 Reinas Cigar Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Mercado Modelo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, thenmake a trip to La Aurora Cigar Factory, and finally explore the world behind art at Centro Leon.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de los Caballeros trip itinerary app.

Take a bus from Puerto Plata to Santiago de los Caballeros in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Las 3 Reinas Cigar Shop ©
Las 3 Reinas Cigar Shop
Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion ©
Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion
Centro Leon ©
Centro Leon

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night
San Cristobal

San Cristobal ©
To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Cristobal vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago de los Caballeros to San Cristobal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Barahona.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Decouvrez la vraie Republique Dominicaine
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Cuevas del Pomier ©
Cuevas del Pomier

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Barahona

Barahona ©
The port city of Barahona provides a convenient base for explorations of the region, while itself possessing an air of simplicity and a welcoming atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through El Quemaito and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa San Rafael.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barahona trip itinerary app.

Drive from San Cristobal to Barahona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Barahona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boca Chica.

Things to do in Barahona

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa San Rafael ©
Playa San Rafael
El Quemaito ©
El Quemaito

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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 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Boca Chica online itinerary planner.

Getting from Barahona to Boca Chica by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Boca Chica, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Juan Dolio.

Things to do in Boca Chica

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel ©
Iglesia San Rafael Arcangel

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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 31st (Tue): stroll through Playa Guayacanes and then kick back and relax at Juan Dolio Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Juan Dolio trip planner.

Juan Dolio is just a short distance from Boca Chica. In October, daily temperatures in Juan Dolio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz del Seibo.

Things to do in Juan Dolio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Guayacanes
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Juan Dolio Beach ©
Juan Dolio Beach
Playa Guayacanes ©
Playa Guayacanes

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Santa Cruz del Seibo

Santa Cruz del Seibo
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz del Seibo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Juan Dolio to Santa Cruz del Seibo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to La Romana.

Things to do in Santa Cruz del Seibo

Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, tee off at Teeth Of The Dog, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de las Maravillas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Romana visit planning website.

You can drive from Santa Cruz del Seibo to La Romana in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Parque Nacional del Este.

Things to do in La Romana

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cueva de las Maravillas
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Cueva de las Maravillas ©
Cueva de las Maravillas

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Parque Nacional del Este

Parque Nacional del Este ©
Parque Nacional del Este occupies the southeastern section of the Dominican Republic and provides a safe home for a staggeringly diverse array of plant and animal life.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Boca de Yuma Harbour and then head off the coast to Saona Island.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Parque Nacional del Este trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Romana to Parque Nacional del Este. November in Parque Nacional del Este sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Parque Nacional del Este

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Saona Island, Boca de Yuma Harbour
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Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Boca de Yuma Harbour ©
Boca de Yuma Harbour

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Public Beach Playa Dominicus.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayahibe trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Parque Nacional del Este to Bayahibe with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Public Beach Playa Dominicus ©
Public Beach Playa Dominicus

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, and then stop by Life is good. Keep things going the next day: tour the water at your own pace with El Tour Caribe, thenkick back and relax at Macao Beach, and then look for gifts at Coralina Tropical Shop.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayahibe to Punta Cana takes an hour. November in Punta Cana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach

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