24 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

24 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 8 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 6 nights
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
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Milot, Haiti
— 1 night
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 8 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 out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe), Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey). Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Vacama, and stop by La Perla Dominicana.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Punta Cana is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Valletta to Punta Cana. While traveling from Valletta, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Punta Cana, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

— 6 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at The 3 Eyes National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, experience rural life at Kahkow Experience, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip maker app.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Plata: Sosua (Zipline & Sosua Beach) and Kite Beach (in Cabarete). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), and examine the collection at Dominican Amber Museum.

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Drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milot.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Milot, Haiti

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Sans Souci Palace, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle Laferrière, and then steep yourself in history at National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milot trip builder site.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Milot in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Plata in March: highs in Milot hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Milot

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

— 2 nights
Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Marche de Fer, browse the exhibits of Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, then stroll through Parc de Martissant, and finally browse the exhibits of The Bureau of Ethnology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Comite Artisanal Haitien, then walk around Place Saint-Pierre, then browse the exhibits of Village Artistique de Noailles, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Barbancourt Rum Distillery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Port-au-Prince trip maker website.

You can drive from Milot to Port-au-Prince in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Milot, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port-au-Prince, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
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.

Haiti travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.