49 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

49 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Puerto Plata
— 10 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 6 nights
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Sabana de la Mar
— 2 nights
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Pedernales
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 12 nights
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Isla Saona
— 1 night
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Punta Cana
— 15 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.
Explore Puerto Plata's surroundings by going to Cabarete (Spas, Dive Cabarete, &more), Sosua (Zipline, Casa de Arte Sosua, &more) and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia). Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cofresi Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata online route builder.

New York City, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Puerto Plata at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Terrenas: Cruz de la Mision (in Cayo Levantado), Santa Barbara de Samana (Museo de la Ballena, Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, &more) and La Playita Beach (in Las Galeras). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Rincon, take in the waterfront activity at Playa El Portillo, see Indrinatours Quad, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Terrenas journey maker app.

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 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Los Haitises National Park. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Montando & Monteando M&M SRL.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sabana de la Mar holiday planner.

Getting from Las Terrenas to Sabana de la Mar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pedernales.

Things to do in Sabana de la Mar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Pedernales

The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Parque Eolico Los Cocos and then kick back and relax at Bahia de las Aguilas. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sierra de Bahoruco National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pedernales trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Sabana de la Mar to Pedernales takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Historico Ron Barcelo (in San Pedro de Macoris) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Boca Chica). Spend the 20th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Zona Colonial, admire the natural beauty at National Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, and meet the residents at National Aquarium.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo trip maker site.

Drive from Pedernales to Santo Domingo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 29:

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Isla Saona

On the 30th (Sat), head off the coast to Saona Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Saona trip itinerary builder site.

Take a bus from Santo Domingo to Isla Saona in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Isla Saona can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
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15
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: Bayahibe (Conquista Park, Speed Boats Tours, &more), La Romana (Playa Mariposa, Altos de Chavon, &more) and Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey). Spend the 4th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, and take a memorable tour with Dominican Balloons.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Punta Cana road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Saona to Punta Cana. In January, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.