32 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

32 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Puerto Plata
— 6 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 4 nights
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Sabana de la Mar
— 1 night
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 7 nights
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Isla Saona
— 1 night
Drive
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Punta Cana
— 12 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sosua (Zipline, Casa de Arte Sosua, &more), Cabarete (Kayak River Adventures & Encuentro Beach) and La Aurora Cigar Factory (in Santiago de los Caballeros). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, see the interesting displays at Dominican Amber Museum, explore by horseback at Rancho Lorilar, and kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata trip maker app.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Puerto Plata is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Gothenburg to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, expect Puerto Plata to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Terrenas: La Playita Beach (in Las Galeras), Cruz de la Mision (in Cayo Levantado) and Santa Barbara de Samana (Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, Museo de la Ballena, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Rincon, see Indrinatours Quad, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and go for a stroll along the water at Playa El Portillo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Terrenas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sabana de la Mar.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

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Sabana de la Mar

Sabana de la Mar, usually spelled in English as Sabana de la Mar, is a town in the Hato Mayor province of the Dominican Republic.Sabana de la Mar is located in the northeastern of Dominican Republic, on the southern side of Samana Bay. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Los Haitises National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sabana de la Mar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Sabana de la Mar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Sabana de la Mar

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Spend the 21st (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, and explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sabana de la Mar to Santo Domingo takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 24:

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Isla Saona

On the 25th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isla Saona travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Santo Domingo to Isla Saona in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Isla Saona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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12
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Teeth Of The Dog) and Bayahibe (Cueva Padre Nuestro, Conquista Park, &more). Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro, relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Adventures Punta Cana, and make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana vacation planning app.

Explore your travel options from Isla Saona to Punta Cana with the Route module. December in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dominican Republic travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.