15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic tour itinerary planner

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Punta Cana
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Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Isla Saona
— 1 night
Bus
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: La Romana (Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology & Altos de Chavon) and Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe). Spend the 21st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, stop by Dominicana Rai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with Helidosa Helicopter Excursions.

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Cardiff, UK to Punta Cana is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Cardiff to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in October; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Saona

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Saona online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Punta Cana to Isla Saona. October in Isla Saona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo

— 4 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Spend the 28th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Zona Colonial, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Isla Saona to Santo Domingo takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 30th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and then view the masterpieces at Joyeria Las Americas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

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You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.