8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Cabarete
— 1 day
2
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
3
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
4
Punta Cana
— 3 nights

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Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with Kayak River Adventures.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabarete trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Cabarete is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Cabarete hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Kayak River Adventures ©
Kayak River Adventures

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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 18th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, examine the collection at Dominican Amber Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto Plata online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cabarete to Puerto Plata takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. 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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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Another option is to 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

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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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get interesting insight from Canalloon, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punta Cana trip planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. January in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Safaris
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
La Hacienda ©
La Hacienda

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