6 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

6 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 1 night
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Palacio Consistorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, make a trip to Zona Colonial, and then admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo vacation app.

Boston, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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 10th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Parc de Martissant, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, and then admire the landmark architecture of Marche de Fer.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port-au-Prince trip builder site.

You can fly from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Port-au-Prince are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Parks · Shopping · Museums

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Plata itinerary planner.

Drive from Port-au-Prince to Puerto Plata in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Port-au-Prince in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puerto Plata, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach, and then stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

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Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. July in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.

Haiti travel guide

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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.