11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic attractions planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Puerto Plata
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Puerto Plata
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Galeras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Puerto Plata

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beach Alicia and Rancho Lorilar. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Cabarete (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, look for gifts at Joyeria Las Americas, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata trip itinerary maker app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Puerto Plata is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bratislava to Puerto Plata, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bratislava in February, with highs in Puerto Plata at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Galeras

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Mon), explore the activities along Samana Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Playa Madama, get outside with Playa Fronton, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playita Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Galeras road trip planning site.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Las Galeras in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Zona Colonial and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, and finally experience rural life at Kahkow Experience.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Las Galeras to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): play a few rounds at Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club and then play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Punta Cana trip builder tool.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Golf

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.