8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 1 night
2
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
3
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
4
Monte Cristi
— 1 night

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Punta Cana

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course. On the next day, stroll through Bavaro Beach, kick back and relax at Macao Beach, and then stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Punta Cana vacation maker tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Punta Cana is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 11 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Punta Espada Golf Course ©
Punta Espada Golf Course

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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 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America and then make a trip to Zona Colonial.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo trip itinerary app.

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

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Puerto Plata

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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, thenlook for gifts at Estrella Avenida, thenget into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Plata trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monte Cristi.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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Monte Cristi

Monte Cristi ©
Monte Cristi National Park (Parque Nacional Monte Cristi) has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Monte Cristi National Park (Parque Nacional Monte Cristi).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Monte Cristi trip planning site.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Monte Cristi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monte Cristi when traveling from Puerto Plata in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte Cristi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Monte Cristi National Park (Parque Nacional Monte Cristi)
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