30 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

30 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Santo Domingo
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana
— 9 nights
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Galeras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 7 nights
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Convento de los Dominicos and Fortaleza Ozama. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dunas de Bani. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Guayacanes (in Guayacanes) and Baiguate Salto Waterfall (in Jarabacoa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, wander the streets of Chu Chu Colonial, stroll around Mirador Sur Park, and steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santo Domingo sightseeing planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are La Isabela International Airport, Las Américas International Airport and Samaná El Catey International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and National Park of the East. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altos de Chavon and Parroquia de San Dionisio. Venture out of the city with trips to Cueva de las Maravillas (in El Soco), Montana Redonda (in Miches) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Bayahibe). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Macao Beach, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana vacation maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Playa Bonita. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Coson and Pueblo de Los Pescadores. Take a break from Las Terrenas with a short trip to La Entrada Beach in Cabrera, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon, and kick back and relax at Punta Bonita.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Terrenas road trip planning tool.

Getting from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Las Galeras

On the 22nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Levantado, kick back and relax at Playa El Valle, and then get outside with Playa Fronton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Samana Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Galeras itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Las Galeras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caleton and Cayo Arena. Get some historical perspective at Fortaleza San Felipe and Catedral de Santiago Apostol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Plata: Sosua (Museum of Jewish Heritage & Beach Alicia), Cabarete (Spas & Encuentro Beach) and Santiago de los Caballeros (Imbert Park & Centro Leon). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, see Off-Road Tours, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip planning tool.

Drive from Las Galeras to Puerto Plata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Galeras in May since evenings lows in Puerto Plata dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.