33 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

33 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Puerto Plata
— 6 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 6 nights
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Sabana de la Mar
— 1 night
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Santo Domingo
— 6 nights
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Isla Saona
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana
— 11 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and Golden Beach (Playa Dorada). Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena (in Monte Cristi), Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia) and Dive Cabarete (in Cabarete). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Plata sightseeing planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Puerto Plata is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: high temperatures in Puerto Plata hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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. Family-friendly places like Playa Rincon and La Playita Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Terrenas: Santa Barbara de Samana (Museo de la Ballena, Zipline, &more) and Playa Ermitano (in El Limon). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Playa Coson, admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Ballenas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sabana de la Mar.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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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. On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Los Haitises National Park.

Discover how to plan a Sabana de la Mar trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Sabana de la Mar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Sabana de la Mar

Parks · Nature

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kids will enjoy Zona Colonial and Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor. Spend the 15th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, make a trip to Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo online trip maker.

You can drive from Sabana de la Mar to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Isla Saona

On the 19th (Tue), head off the coast to Saona Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Isla Saona tour planner.

You can take a bus from Santo Domingo to Isla Saona in 3.5 hours. In January in Isla Saona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Isla Saona

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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.
Attractions like Bavaro Beach and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Punta Cana's surroundings by going to La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Teeth Of The Dog), Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey) and Bayahibe (Conquista Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 25th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, kick back and relax at Playa La Vacama, and find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Punta Cana route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Saona to Punta Cana. In January, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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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.