11 days in Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip builder tool.

New York City, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Santo Domingo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Safaris. When in Punta Cana, make a side trip to see Parroquia de San Dionisio in Higuey, approximately Higuey away. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Palma Real Shopping Village and look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

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

Take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, look for gifts at Isla Vida, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and finally get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at La Chiva, take in the exciting artwork at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques online attractions planner.

Fly from Punta Cana to Isla de Vieques in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, then view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and then explore the galleries of Galeria Botello. On the next day, stop by Coqui el Original, then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, then take in the exciting artwork at La Casa de los Contrafuertes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In April in San Juan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Juan to Culebra by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.