29 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

29 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Puerto Plata
— 6 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 3 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 6 nights
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Bayahibe
— 4 nights
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Punta Cana
— 9 nights
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Puerto Plata

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Plata: Sosua (Sosua Beach & Zipline), Cayo Arena (in Monte Cristi) and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Estrella Avenida.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Puerto Plata is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Puerto Plata, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in March: high temperatures in Puerto Plata hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Las Terrenas

— 3 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Terrenas: Santa Barbara de Samana (Zipline & Museo de la Ballena). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront activity at Playa El Portillo, explore the activities along Samana Bay, and kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Terrenas online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, take a stroll through Malecon, make a trip to Zona Colonial, and see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip maker tool.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Bayahibe

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayahibe: La Romana (Teeth Of The Dog & The Links). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of the East, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Museo y Fabrica de Puras.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bayahibe online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. April in Bayahibe sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Punta Cana

— 9 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 20th (Mon) at Saona Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Macao Beach, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bayahibe to Punta Cana in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.