9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
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 the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 6th (Sun) at Saona Island. There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, and try to win big at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Punta Cana. September in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saona Island
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Safaris
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, then step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo online holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo De Las Casas Reales ©
Museo De Las Casas Reales
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore by horseback at Rancho Lorilar, then take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, and then take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Plata sightseeing tool.

Drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

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
Rancho Lorilar ©
Rancho Lorilar

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