8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Casa del Cordon, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip site.

New York City, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pedernales.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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2
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Pedernales

The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. Your day by day itinerary now includes Jaragua National Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jaragua National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bahia de las Aguilas.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pedernales trip planning website.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Pedernales by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. October in Pedernales sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

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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.
Punta Cana is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, stroll through Macao Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, and browse the different shops at Palma Real Shopping Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana day trip planner.

You can drive from Pedernales to Punta Cana in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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.