8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. You've now added Jaragua National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Jaragua National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): walk around Parque Eolico Los Cocos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia de las Aguilas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pedernales visit planning website.

Newark, USA to Pedernales is an approximately 72-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Pedernales is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Pedernales hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (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

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 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco, make a trip to Zona Colonial, and then browse the exhibits of Amber Museum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, thensteep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Barbara's Church (Iglesia Santa Barbara).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo planner.

Getting from Pedernales to Santo Domingo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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

3
nights
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.
Punta Cana is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and examine the collection at Aromas Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Punta Cana trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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