8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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1
Pedernales
— 2 nights
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
3
Punta Cana
— 3 nights

2
nights
Pedernales

Pedernales ©
The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. Jaragua National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jaragua National Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Eolico Los Cocos and then kick back and relax at Bahia de las Aguilas.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pedernales trip planner.

Newark, USA to Pedernales is an approximately 72-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Pedernales is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in October, with highs in Pedernales at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jaragua National Park
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Jaragua National Park ©
Jaragua National Park
Bahia de las Aguilas ©
Bahia de las Aguilas
Parque Eolico Los Cocos ©
Parque Eolico Los Cocos

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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 8th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, thenmake a trip to Zona Colonial, and then browse the exhibits of Amber Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, thenpause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Duarte.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Pedernales to Santo Domingo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

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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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Sun) at Saona Island. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach, stroll through Bavaro Beach, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Punta Cana trip planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Punta Cana sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Saona Island
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Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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