49 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

49 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 2 nights
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Higuey
— 1 night
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Bayahibe
— 2 nights
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La Romana
— 2 nights
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Boca Chica
— 1 night
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara de Samana
— 2 nights
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Las Galeras
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
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Cabrera
— 2 nights
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Rio San Juan
— 13 nights
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Cabarete
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Macoris
— 1 night
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Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
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Santiago de los Caballeros
— 2 nights
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Jarabacoa
— 1 night
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Constanza
— 1 night
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Bani
— 1 night
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Azua
— 1 night
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Punta Rucia
— 1 night
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San Juan de la Maguana
— 1 night
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Barahona
— 1 night
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Pedernales
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Aromas Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Taino Shop and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juanillo Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Punta Cana trip itinerary site.

Chicago, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Punta Cana is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in Punta Cana at 85°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Higuey.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

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Higuey

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de La Altagracia, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Dionisio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Higuey online visit planner.

Getting from Punta Cana to Higuey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Higuey

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Canto De La Playa.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayahibe trip planner.

Getting from Higuey to Bayahibe by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bayahibe can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Romana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

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La Romana

The city of La Romana offers good access to some of the most popular resorts in the Dominican Republic.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, then get to know the fascinating history of Altos de Chavon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bayahibe. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Multiplaza film La Romana and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Romana day trip planning app.

La Romana is just a short distance from Bayahibe. In December, daytime highs in La Romana are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Boca Chica.

Things to do in La Romana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Juan Dolio Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boca Chica driving holiday app.

Drive from La Romana to Boca Chica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Boca Chica, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Boca Chica

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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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. On the 25th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

You can plan Las Terrenas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Boca Chica to Las Terrenas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara de Samana.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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Santa Barbara de Samana

On the 27th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take an in-depth tour of Tainopark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de la Ballena, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Levantado.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara de Samana travel route builder app.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Santa Barbara de Samana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santa Barbara de Samana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Las Galeras

On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at La Playita Beach and then stroll through Playa Rincon. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Nat Tours Samana.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Galeras trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara de Samana to Las Galeras takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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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 31st (Tue): make a trip to Palacio Consistorial, contemplate the long history of Convento de los Dominicos, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Memorial de la Resistencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of La Atarazana.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo tour builder site.

You can drive from Las Galeras to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cabrera.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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Cabrera

Cabrera is a town in María Trinidad Sánchez province, Dominican Republic. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Los Gringos and then kick back and relax at La Entrada Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cabrera trip planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Cabrera in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cabrera can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rio San Juan.

Things to do in Cabrera

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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Rio San Juan

Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caleton and DR EcoAdventures.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio San Juan online sightseeing planner.

Rio San Juan is very close to Cabrera. January in Rio San Juan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. You'll set off for Cabarete on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Rio San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 16:

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Cabarete

Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Cabarete Beach, stroll through Sosua Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Jewish Heritage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Castillo Mundo King and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabarete itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rio San Juan to Cabarete in an hour. January in Cabarete sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro de Macoris.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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San Pedro de Macoris

San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the south-eastern region of the country; it is among the 5 largest cities of the Dominican Republic. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Pedro Apostol and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caribe Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Macoris route planner.

You can drive from Cabarete to San Pedro de Macoris in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Macoris can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in San Pedro de Macoris

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, then see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Rayola Concept Store and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

You can plan Puerto Plata trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from San Pedro de Macoris to Puerto Plata by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In January in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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Santiago de los Caballeros

First Santiago of the Americas

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 22nd (Wed): stroll through Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo and then stroll around Duarte Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Presidente Ramon Caceres, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de los Caballeros trip planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Plata to Santiago de los Caballeros in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Santiago de los Caballeros, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa and then take in the dramatic scenery at Baiguate Salto Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jarabacoa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santiago de los Caballeros to Jarabacoa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Constanza.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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Constanza

Constanza is a town and municipality in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.HistoryThe name of Constanza has its origin in the legend the daughter of a local taino cacique who lived in the valley. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Las Piramides and then delve into the distant past at Piedra Letrada.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Constanza trip planner.

Getting from Jarabacoa to Constanza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bani.

Things to do in Constanza

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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Bani

Baní is a capital town of the Peravia Province, Dominican Republic. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora de Regla and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Bani.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bani tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Constanza to Bani in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Azua.

Things to do in Bani

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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Azua

Azua de Compostela, also known simply as Azua, is a municipality and capital of Azua Province in the Dominican Republic. On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Negros, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Caracoles, then walk around Plaza Enriquillo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Azua trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bani to Azua takes an hour. In January in Azua, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Punta Rucia.

Things to do in Azua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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Punta Rucia

On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) and then kick back and relax at Playa Ensenada.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Rucia itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Azua to Punta Rucia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan de la Maguana.

Things to do in Punta Rucia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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San Juan de la Maguana

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Juan de la Maguana.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Juan de la Maguana driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Punta Rucia to San Juan de la Maguana takes 6.5 hours. In January in San Juan de la Maguana, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barahona.

Things to do in San Juan de la Maguana

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Escuela Taller y Museo Larimar and then kick back and relax at Playa San Rafael.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barahona holiday planner.

Getting from San Juan de la Maguana to Barahona by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pedernales.

Things to do in Barahona

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

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Pedernales

The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore and take pictures at Parque Eolico Los Cocos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia de las Aguilas.

To plan Pedernales vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Barahona to Pedernales by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Pedernales are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

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.