60 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

60 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic attractions planner

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Punta Cana
— 17 nights
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Bayahibe
— 5 nights
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Las Galeras
— 4 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 6 nights
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Puerto Plata
— 13 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 12 nights
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Punta Cana

— 17 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Manati Park Bavaro and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey) and Playa Esmeralda (in Miches). Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Sun) at Saona Island. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, and tee off at La Cana Golf Course.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Cana journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Punta Cana is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Punta Cana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Bayahibe

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Altos de Chavon will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayahibe: La Romana (Teeth Of The Dog & The Links). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Cueva Padre Nuestro, explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East, and stop by Museo y Fabrica de Puras.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayahibe trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Punta Cana to Bayahibe in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Las Galeras

— 4 nights
Kids will enjoy Playa Rincon and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Galeras: Playa Ermitano (in El Limon) and Santa Barbara de Samana (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Playa El Valle, &more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Galeras journey app.

You can drive from Bayahibe to Las Galeras in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Galeras are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Las Terrenas

— 6 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Coson. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Terrenas: Cabrera (Playa Grande & La Entrada Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Bonita, kick back and relax at Punta Bonita, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon.

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Traveling by car from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Las Terrenas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Plata

— 13 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena). Explore Puerto Plata's surroundings by going to Sosua (Beach Alicia, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Cabarete (Cabarete Beach, Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, &more) and Cayo Arena (in Monte Cristi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, make a trip to La Aurora Cigar Factory, take in the waterfront at Amber Cove, and see the interesting displays at Dominican Amber Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata attractions planner.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Terrenas in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Puerto Plata, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Santo Domingo

— 12 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Attractions like Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and Alcazar de Colon make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Santo Domingo's surroundings by going to Juan Dolio Beach (in Juan Dolio), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Boca Chica) and Guayacanes (Playa Guayacanes & Caribe Beach). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santo Domingo attractions planner.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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.