15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip maker

Make it your trip
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Gregorio Luperon International Airport
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana
— 7 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa de Cultura as well as Rancho Lorilar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Plata: Sosua (Dive Cabarete, Casa de Arte Sosua, &more) and Cabarete Beach (in Cabarete). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip itinerary maker app.

Newark, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in Puerto Plata at 91°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Santo Domingo

— 4 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Spend the 27th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Las Damas, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, and make a trip to Zona Colonial.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Punta Cana

— 7 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.
You've now added Vibe Club RD to your itinerary. When in Punta Cana, make a side trip to see Altos de Chavon in La Romana, approximately La Romana away. Spend the 29th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Fri) at Saona Island. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ocean Adventures Punta Cana, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get in on the family fun at Manati Park Bavaro.

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You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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.