15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  6​h
1
Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Shuttle:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayahibe
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Medellin

6
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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Tue) at Saona Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Punta Cana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach, and make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana day trip tool .

Medellin, Colombia to Punta Cana is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Medellin to Punta Cana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in December, Punta Cana is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

2
nights
Bayahibe

Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): play a few rounds at Teeth Of The Dog and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Cornelio Cigars, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Altos de Chavon, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayahibe sightseeing planning website .

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Bayahibe in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bayahibe can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Tours Golf

Side Trip

La Romana
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

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.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), and take a stroll around The Meeting Place.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata tour itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bayahibe to Puerto Plata in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, and Head underground at Los Tres Ojos.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip itinerary website .

Drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Los Tres Ojos
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©

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