7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
La Romana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bridgetown, Barbados

2
nights
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 14th (Sat): stop by Diamonds International Amber Cove, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): shop like a local with Kana Rapai, then kick back and relax at Cabarete Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Plata trip app .

Bridgetown, Barbados to Puerto Plata is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Bridgetown in December, Puerto Plata is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Romana.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cabarete, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach

2
nights
La Romana

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 16th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Public Beach Playa Dominicus, and then look for gifts at Plaza Montecarlo Bayahibe. On the next day, Head underground at Cueva de las Maravillas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Altos de Chavon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Dionisio.

Before you visit La Romana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to La Romana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in La Romana

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayahibe, Higuey, Cueva de las Maravillas
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Cueva de las Maravillas ©
Cueva de las Maravillas
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

2
nights
Santo Domingo

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 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Amber Museum, steep yourself in history at Parque Colon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle de Las Damas, and finally experience rural life at Kahkow Experience. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Agora Mall and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo online trip maker .

Getting from La Romana to Santo Domingo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Fortaleza Ozama ©
Fortaleza Ozama

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