8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
2
San Cristobal
— 1 night
3
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
4
Punta Cana
— 3 nights

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night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Puerto Plata, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Puerto Plata at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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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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San Cristobal

San Cristobal ©
La Toma has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): cool off at La Toma and then contemplate the long history of Cuevas del Pomier.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Cristobal sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to San Cristobal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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La Toma ©
La Toma
Cuevas del Pomier ©
Cuevas del Pomier

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Happyland as well as The 3 Eyes National Park. On the 23rd (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The 3 Eyes National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Happyland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary builder.

Santo Domingo is just a stone's throw from San Cristobal. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. There's more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and get in on the family fun at Manati Park Bavaro.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Punta Cana sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Manati Park Bavaro ©
Manati Park Bavaro
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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