31 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

31 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): try your luck at Hotel Matum Casino, appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, and then explore the world behind art at Centro Leon.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de los Caballeros trip maker website.

Santo Domingo to Santiago de los Caballeros is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santiago de los Caballeros can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
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Centro Leon ©
Centro Leon
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for gifts at Joyeria Las Americas, thenadmire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, thensteep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, and finally look for gifts at Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Dominican Amber Museum and then kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Plata trip builder.

You can take a bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sosua.

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)
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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Sosua, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Jewish Heritage, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Alicia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sosua Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sosua online travel planner.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Sosua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Sosua, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Sosua

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

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Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thenlook for gifts at The Dollar Shop, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach, and finally stop by Fred Joyas.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cabarete trip app.

Cabarete is just a stone's throw from Sosua. October in Cabarete sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Veragua.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Spas & Wellness
The Dollar Shop ©
The Dollar Shop

1
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Veragua

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

Veragua is just a stone's throw from Cabarete. In October, daytime highs in Veragua are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province.

Things to do in Veragua

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province

Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province
María Trinidad Sánchez is a province of the Dominican Republic. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province itinerary planning app.

Getting from Veragua to Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Haitises National Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Terrenas tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province to Las Terrenas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Samana Province
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Los Haitises National Park ©
Los Haitises National Park
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Salto El Limon ©
Salto El Limon

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Las Galeras

Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Playa Madama and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Galeras sightseeing planner.

Getting from Las Terrenas to Las Galeras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Madama ©
Playa Madama

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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 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jarabacoa travel route planning website.

Getting from Las Galeras to Jarabacoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Las Galeras in October, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Jarabacoa. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

La Vega
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Salto de Jimenoa ©
Salto de Jimenoa

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night
San Cristobal

San Cristobal ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Decouvrez la vraie Republique Dominicaine and then contemplate the long history of Cuevas del Pomier.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Cristobal sightseeing app.

Drive from Jarabacoa to San Cristobal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Barahona.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Parks Wildlife 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through El Quemaito and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa San Rafael.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barahona road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Cristobal to Barahona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Barahona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Boca Chica.

Things to do in Barahona

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): 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 more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boca Chica itinerary maker site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Juan Dolio.

Things to do in Boca Chica

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guayacanes and then kick back and relax at Juan Dolio Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Juan Dolio trip itinerary maker site.

Juan Dolio is very close to Boca Chica. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz del Seibo.

Things to do in Juan Dolio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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 ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz del Seibo journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Juan Dolio to Santa Cruz del Seibo takes 1.5 hours. October in Santa Cruz del Seibo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rio Chavon and then tee off at Teeth Of The Dog. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Romana trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz del Seibo to La Romana takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Parque Nacional del Este.

Things to do in La Romana

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Rio Chavon ©
Rio Chavon
Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Boca de Yuma Harbour and then step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Parque Nacional del Este fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Romana to Parque Nacional del Este. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Parque Nacional del Este

Parks Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayahibe day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Parque Nacional del Este to Bayahibe. In October in Bayahibe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Palma Real Shopping Village and La Perla Dominicana. Take a break from the city and head to Bavaro Beach and Safaris. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Coralina Tropical Shop, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Punta Cana online route builder.

Traveling by car from Bayahibe to Punta Cana takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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

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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 Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), ChocoMuseo Santo Domingo, National Zoological Park, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Botanical Garden and Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

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