29 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

29 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 1 night
2
Parque Nacional del Este
— 1 night
3
Higuey
— 1 night
4
Santa Barbara de Samana
— 6 nights
5
Las Galeras
— 1 night
6
San Juan de la Maguana
— 4 nights
7
Barahona
— 1 night
8
Jarabacoa
— 1 night
9
Santiago de los Caballeros
— 1 night
10
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
11
Sosua
— 1 night
12
Las Terrenas
— 5 nights
13
Santo Domingo
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Punta Cana, stop by Don Lucas Cigars, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana online travel route builder.

Valencia, Spain to Punta Cana is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Valencia to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valencia in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Punta Cana, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Parque Nacional del Este.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Don Lucas Cigars ©
Don Lucas Cigars
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana ©
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana

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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 (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Parque Nacional del Este day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Punta Cana to Parque Nacional del Este. July in Parque Nacional del Este sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Higuey.

Things to do in Parque Nacional del Este

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saona Island
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Saona Island ©
Saona Island

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Higuey

Higuey ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Higuey route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Parque Nacional del Este to Higuey. July in Higuey sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara de Samana.

Things to do in Higuey

Historic Sites
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Santa Barbara de Samana

Santa Barbara de Samana ©
Step out of the city life by going to Samana Bay and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa El Valle and Parada La Manzana.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara de Samana driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Higuey to Santa Barbara de Samana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santa Barbara de Samana

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Samana Bay
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Samana Bay ©
Samana Bay
Playa El Valle ©
Playa El Valle
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at La Playita Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rincon.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Galeras trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara de Samana to Las Galeras takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan de la Maguana.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Rincon
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La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach
Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon

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San Juan de la Maguana

San Juan de la Maguana ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana and Parque Nacional Armando Bermudez. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan de la Maguana side-trips: Constanza (Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo & Las Piramides).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan de la Maguana trip planner.

Getting from Las Galeras to San Juan de la Maguana by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Barahona on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in San Juan de la Maguana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Constanza, Parque Nacional Armando Bermudez
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Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo ©
Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo
Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana ©
Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana

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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 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at El Quemaito and then kick back and relax at Playa San Rafael.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barahona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Juan de la Maguana to Barahona takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jarabacoa.

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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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 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa and then have a few drinks at El Punto del Arte.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jarabacoa online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Barahona to Jarabacoa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jarabacoa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Parks Nature Nightlife
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Salto de Jimenoa ©
Salto de Jimenoa
El Punto del Arte ©
El Punto del Arte

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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 19th (Thu): make a splash at Kaskada Park, thenappreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago Apostol.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santiago de los Caballeros vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Jarabacoa to Santiago de los Caballeros in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Santiago de los Caballeros, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion ©

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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 20th (Fri): stroll through Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Plata trip planner.

You can take a bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sosua.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenstop by The Dollar Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sosua itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Sosua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sosua sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Cabarete
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
The Dollar Shop ©
The Dollar Shop

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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. Family-friendly places like Playa Las Ballenas and Playa Moron will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and La Entrada Beach. Take a break from Las Terrenas with a short trip to Playa Diamante in Cabrera, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Los Haitises National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, wander the streets of Pueblo de Los Pescadores, and admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Sosua to Las Terrenas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Samana Province, Cabrera
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Playa Moron ©
Playa Moron
Playa Las Ballenas ©
Playa Las Ballenas
Horseback Riding Tours

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Chu Chu Colonial and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo travel planner.

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Chu Chu Colonial ©
Chu Chu Colonial

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