26 days in Haiti, Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico Itinerary

26 days in Haiti, Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Petionville, Haiti
— 1 night
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 1 night
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Cap-Haitien, Haiti
— 2 nights
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 8 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Petionville, Haiti

Petionville ©
Pétion-Ville is a commune and a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the hills east and separate from the city itself on the northern hills of the Massif de la Selle. Take the guesswork out of planning a Petionville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Petionville is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Petionville. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Petionville to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Petionville

Parks

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Landmark
Fort Jacques
3.3

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince ©
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.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, stop by Comite Artisanal Haitien, then browse for treasures at Papillon Enterprise, and finally explore the world behind art at Village Artistique de Noailles.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port-au-Prince trip planner.

Port-au-Prince is just a stone's throw from Petionville. October in Port-au-Prince sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Cap-Haitien.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Cap-Haitien ©

Cap

Haiti's second city, Cap-Haitien offers an atmosphere at odds with what you'll find in the capital.
On the 7th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Citadelle Laferrière, contemplate the long history of National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Milot. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cap-Haitien day trip app.

Drive from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Estrella Avenida and then make a trip to Malecon Puerto Plata. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Cap-Haitien to Puerto Plata takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cap-Haitien to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cap-Haitien in October, Puerto Plata is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

Jarabacoa ©
Occupying a scenic spot in the foothills of a mountain range, Jarabacoa offers a laid-back atmosphere and a pleasant window into rural Dominican life.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to La Aurora Cigar Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santiago Apostol, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion. On the next day, get outside with Rancho Jarabacoa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jarabacoa trip builder app.

Getting from Puerto Plata to Jarabacoa by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Jarabacoa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Outdoor Activity
Rancho Jarabacoa
4.6

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, contemplate the long history of Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chu Chu Colonial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo road trip planning site.

Getting from Jarabacoa to Santo Domingo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9
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Zona Colonial
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Specialty Museum
Museo De Las Casas Reales
4.6

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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tainopark, make a trip to Malecon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Valle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then stroll through Playa Bonita.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Landmark
Malecon
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Don Lucas Cigars and La Perla Dominicana. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Cana: Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia (in Higuey) and Bayahibe (Speed Boats Tours & Public Beach Playa Dominicus). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, kick back and relax at Macao Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana day trip app.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Punta Cana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In October in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Must see
Saona Island
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Don Lucas Cigars
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Gift & Specialty Shop
HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paseo de la Princesa and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponce (Casa Wiechers-Villaronga & Isla de Caja de Muertos), Palomino Island (in Las Croabas) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's more to do: wander the streets of Old San Juan and get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan journey maker tool.

You can fly from Punta Cana to San Juan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in San Juan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Historic Walking Area
Paseo de la Princesa
4.7
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Must see
Old San Juan
4.7

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