21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

21 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Punta Cana
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Santo Domingo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore Punta Cana's surroundings by going to La Romana (Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology & Altos de Chavon) and Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe). Spend the 8th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Sat) at Saona Island. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro, try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, have some family-friendly fun at The VR Lounge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Punta Cana. In April, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Santo Domingo

— 6 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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Puerto Plata

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Plata: Sosua (Sosua Beach & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip maker website.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Las Terrenas

— 3 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Get out of town with these interesting Las Terrenas side-trips: Santa Barbara de Samana (Zipline, Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Samana Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Bonita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Terrenas online attractions planner.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · 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.