60 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

60 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic sightseeing planner

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Fly to Port au Prince, Drive to Pedernales
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Pedernales
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 15 nights
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Isla Saona
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana
— 20 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 7 nights
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Puerto Plata
— 13 nights
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Pedernales

— 2 nights
The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. Attractions like Bahia de las Aguilas and Sierra de Bahoruco National Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Oviedo (Lake Oviedo).

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pedernales trip builder.

New York City, USA to Pedernales is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Pedernales is 1 hour. July in Pedernales sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santo Domingo

— 15 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zona Colonial and Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor. Change things up with these side-trips from Santo Domingo: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Boca Chica), Cuevas del Pomier (in San Cristobal) and Playa Guayacanes (in Guayacanes). Spend the 5th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanical Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santo Domingo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pedernales to Santo Domingo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Saona

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Saona Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isla Saona attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Santo Domingo to Isla Saona in 3.5 hours. In July in Isla Saona, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Punta Cana

— 20 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.
Bring the kids along to Swim with Dolphins and Bavaro Beach. Explore Punta Cana's surroundings by going to Montana Redonda (in Miches), La Romana (Playa Mariposa, Altos de Chavon, &more) and Bayahibe (Playa Bayahibe, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 6th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro, and relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Adventures Punta Cana.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Cana journey planning website.

Explore your travel options from Isla Saona to Punta Cana with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Terrenas

— 7 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa Rincon and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Terrenas: Playa Fronton (in Las Galeras), Cruz de la Mision (in Cayo Levantado) and Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings (in Santa Barbara de Samana). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Samana Bay, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon, go for a stroll along the water at Playa El Portillo, and kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas road trip planning app.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. August in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and Pico Isabel de Torres. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Plata: Cabarete (Cabarete Beach, Encuentro Beach, &more), Santiago de los Caballeros (Centro de Recreo & La Aurora Cigar Factory) and Sosua (Zipline, Beach Alicia, &more). Spend the 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: trot along with Rancho Lorilar, kick back and relax at Cofresi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), and wander the wide-open spaces of Lunaberg.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata trip maker tool.

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
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.