6 days in Haiti & Dominican Republic Itinerary

6 days in Haiti & Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 1 night
Cap-Haitien, Haiti
— Few hours
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 1 day


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.
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port-au-Prince trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Port-au-Prince is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Port-au-Prince. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Port-au-Prince: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 75°F at night. You'll set off for Cap-Haitien on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Cap-Haitien, Haiti


Haiti's second city, Cap-Haitien offers an atmosphere at odds with what you'll find in the capital.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cap-Haitien vacation tool.

You can drive from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Port-au-Prince in December, you will find days in Cap-Haitien are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Convento de los Dominicos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Atarazana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Kahkow Experience, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, then examine the collection at Amber World Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palacio National.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cap-Haitien to Santo Domingo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cap-Haitien to Santo Domingo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas, then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Punta Cana, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana road trip planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Haiti travel guide

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.

Dominican Republic travel guide

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.