16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Fly
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Santo Domingo
Drive
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Sosua
— 7 nights
Drive
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Punta Cana
— 7 nights
Fly

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
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London, UK to Santo Domingo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Santo Domingo. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Sosua.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Sosua

— 7 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 outdoors at Encuentro Beach and Gri Gri Lagoon. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Grande and Beach Alicia. Get out of town with these interesting Sosua side-trips: Playa Caleton (in Rio San Juan), El Sendero del Cacao (in San Francisco de Macoris) and Casa Museo Hermanas Mirabal (in Salcedo). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa, get outside with Rancho Jarabacoa, see the interesting displays at Castillo Mundo King, and make a splash at Laguna SOV.

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Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Sosua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Fishing Charters & Tours. Relax by the water at Tropical Treasure and Bavaro Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Montana Redonda (in Miches), Cueva de las Maravillas (in El Soco) and La Romana (Playa Mariposa & Rio Chavon). There's much more to do: tee off at Hard Rock Golf Club, kick back and relax at Public Beach Playa Dominicus, stroll through Macao Beach, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Punta Cana online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Sosua to Punta Cana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · 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.