9 days in Caribbean Itinerary

9 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Caribbean tour planner

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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East End, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Ferry to Beef Island, Fly to Philipsburg
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 2 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Perla Dominicana and Palma Real Shopping Village. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Macao Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, soar above the sights with Canalloon, and whizz through the canopy at Bavaro Adventure Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip maker website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to East End.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

East End, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 3 nights
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Step out of the city life by going to Magens Bay and Trunk Bay Beach. Visit Caneel Bay Beach and Hawksnest Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from East End to Virgin Islands National Park to see Annaberg Sugar Plantation about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Cardow Jewelers and glide through the air with Parasail Virgin Islands.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the East End online travel route planner.

Fly from Punta Cana to East End in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, daytime highs in East End are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in East End

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin

— 3 nights
Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fort Amsterdam, kick back and relax at Great Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Maho Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mullet Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Joe's Jewelry, then make a trip to Frontstreet, and then kick back and relax at Orient Bay Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philipsburg online travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from East End to Philipsburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips