8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Fly
1
Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Shuttle
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
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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 out of the city life by going to Bavaro Beach and Safaris. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Macao Beach, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and see the interesting displays at Aromas Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana route maker app.

Kalamazoo, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Punta Cana is 1 hour. In February, Punta Cana is much warmer than Kalamazoo - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, then explore the galleries of Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then see the interesting displays at Dominican Amber Museum, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Plata travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.