9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Fly
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Punta Cana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Punta Cana, Fly to Riyadh

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology) and Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, try to win big at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana road trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Punta Cana is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect Punta Cana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Estrella Avenida, take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Plata itinerary planner.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Punta Cana in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Puerto Plata. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Shopping

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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 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, then step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.