16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic holiday maker

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Make it your trip
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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sosua
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 1 night
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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: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, make a trip to Malecon, relax in the rural setting at Kahkow Experience, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Las Damas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo online trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Santo Domingo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Puerto Plata

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a splash at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then look for gifts at Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store, and finally get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Plata online holiday planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Sosua.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Sosua

— 6 nights
A hub for scuba-diving in the area and adventures along the north coast, Sosua itineraries tend to make good use of the scenic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Sosua side-trips: Playa Grande (in Cabrera) and Playa Caleton (in Rio San Juan). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach, stroll through Encuentro Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sosua trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Sosua in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. February in Sosua sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Sosua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Las Terrenas

— 2 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon and then kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Las Terrenas itinerary planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Sosua to Las Terrenas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santo Domingo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nuestra Senora De La Altagracia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chu Chu Colonial.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo road trip site.

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.