9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 2 nights
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Las Galeras
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana

— 2 nights
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.
Visiting Destiny Caribbean Tours and Arena Gorda Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Espada Golf Course and Hard Rock Golf Club. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana day trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Charlotte in December, with highs in Punta Cana at 85°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure · Beaches
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Las Galeras

— 1 night
On the 1st (Fri), head outdoors with Playa Fronton, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then kick back and relax at La Playita Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Galeras trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Las Galeras takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Las Terrenas

— 2 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 2nd (Sat), stroll through Playa Moron, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Coson, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Ballenas, and then kick back and relax at Punta Bonita.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Terrenas road trip website.

Drive from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Puerto Plata

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Rancho Lorilar. Step out of the city life by going to Dive Cabarete and Golden Beach (Playa Dorada). Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Cabarete (about 46 minutes away). It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Joyeria Las Americas and take a stroll around The Meeting Place.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Plata visit planner.

Getting from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puerto Plata when traveling from Las Terrenas in January, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.