11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
2
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
4
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights

3
nights
Punta Cana

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Park of the East and Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas. Take a break from the city and head to Bavaro Beach and Juanillo Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Bayahibe (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Public Beach Playa Dominicus). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish.

To find out how to plan a trip to Punta Cana, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta Cana is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Punta Cana, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bayahibe, Altos de Chavon, National Park of the East
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National Park of the East ©
National Park of the East
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

2
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, thenstroll through Punta Bonita, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Ballenas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Coson Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Popy, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Moron.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Las Terrenas itinerary builder site.

Drive from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Las Terrenas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Playa Las Ballenas ©
Playa Las Ballenas
Playa Moron ©
Playa Moron
Playa Coson Beach ©
Playa Coson Beach

3
nights
Puerto Plata

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Cabarete Beach. Visiting Playa Caleton and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Plata: Sosua (Zipline & Sosua Beach). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Plata journey app.

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Terrenas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Puerto Plata, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sosua, Cabarete, Playa Caleton
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Playa Caleton ©
Playa Caleton
Spas
Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Calle de Las Damas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, and finally make a trip to Parque Colon.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo day trip website.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites
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Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Fortaleza Ozama ©
Fortaleza Ozama

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