15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 6 nights
2
Bayahibe
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
4
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights

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. There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Macao Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the activities along Hoyo Azul.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana journey planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Medellin to Punta Cana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Punta Cana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saona Island
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Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Swim with Dolphins
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach

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.
On the 28th (Sat), tee off at Teeth Of The Dog and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cornelio Cigars, make a trip to Altos de Chavon, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bayahibe online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Bayahibe takes an hour. December in Bayahibe sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

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

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Plata day trip planning tool.

Drive from Bayahibe to Puerto Plata in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, and explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo tour itinerary planning tool.

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

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)

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