19 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

19 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic travel route planner

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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
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Bayahibe
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana
— 7 nights
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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.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, and get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata online trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Puerto Plata is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. In February, Puerto Plata is much warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Santo Domingo

— 4 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: make a trip to Zona Colonial, visit Malecon, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Dominican Man.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Bayahibe

— 3 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.
Step out of Bayahibe to go to La Romana and see Teeth Of The Dog, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East, look for gifts at Museo y Fabrica de Puras, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bayahibe day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · 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.
Take a break from Punta Cana with a short trip to Parroquia de San Dionisio in Higuey, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 21st (Sun) at Saona Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish, and get in on the family fun at Manati Park Bavaro.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Punta Cana trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bayahibe to Punta Cana takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.