15 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 1 night
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Bavaro Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altos de Chavon and Parroquia de San Dionisio. Step out of Punta Cana to go to Bayahibe and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at Aromas Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Punta Cana is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Punta Cana is minus 4 hours. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Punta Cana are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

— 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.
Visiting 27 Charcos and Zipline will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dominican Amber Museum and Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon. There's still lots to do: try out the rides at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, and view the masterpieces at Joyeria Las Americas.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

— 1 night
Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral Ruins, examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, then examine the collection at The Bureau of Ethnology, and finally look for gifts at Galerie Nader.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port-au-Prince itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Plata to Port-au-Prince by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Plata to Port-au-Prince is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Plata in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port-au-Prince, with lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 5 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and Museo De Las Casas Reales. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcazar de Colon and The 3 Eyes National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Zona Colonial, explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum (Museo de Arte Moderno), admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Bellas Artes, and relax in the rural setting at Kahkow Experience.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.

Haiti travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.