9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Fly to Punta Cana, Shuttle to Santo Domingo
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana
— 5 nights
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Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Get some historical perspective at Alcazar de Colon and Monasterio de San Francisco. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, contemplate the long history of Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, visit Malecon, and appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Santo Domingo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Lisbon to Santo Domingo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Punta Cana

— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish, tee off at La Cana Golf Course, and find something for the whole family at Manati Park Bavaro.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana sightseeing planner.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Golf

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.