17 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

17 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip itinerary planner

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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 1 night
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Bayahibe
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana
— 7 nights
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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: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco.

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Warsaw, Poland to Santo Domingo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Santo Domingo is minus 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car 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: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, examine the collection at Macorix House of Rum, look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, and take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos.

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Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Las Terrenas

— 1 night
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Punta Bonita and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Museo y Fabrica de Puras. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Teeth Of The Dog and then get to know the fascinating history of Altos de Chavon.

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Getting from Las Terrenas to Bayahibe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bayahibe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 10th (Fri) at Saona Island. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Traveling by car from Bayahibe to Punta Cana takes 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 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.