15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Punta Cana, Shuttle to Santo Domingo
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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayahibe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Fly

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Santo Domingo

— 3 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, and explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Santo Domingo is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, and take an in-depth tour of Carmen Factory Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Plata day trip planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Bayahibe

— 2 nights
Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to Altos de Chavon and then play a few rounds at Teeth Of The Dog. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then stop by Museo y Fabrica de Puras.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bayahibe journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Bayahibe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

Punta Cana

— 6 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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Wed) at Saona Island. Spend the 17th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, stroll through Macao Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

Plan a Punta Cana trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bayahibe to Punta Cana in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.