8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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1
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
3
Punta Cana
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, examine the collection at Dominican Amber Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Plata tour planner.

New York City, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Puerto Plata to be much warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

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nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santo Domingo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites
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Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

3
nights
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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, get interesting insight from Aqua Track Private Day Trips, and stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Punta Cana trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Safaris
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Hoyo Azul ©
Hoyo Azul

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