15 days in Puerto Plata, Jarabacoa & Santo Domingo Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Plata, Jarabacoa & Santo Domingo Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Plata, Jarabacoa & Santo Domingo Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Puerto Plata
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Jarabacoa
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to 27 Charcos and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Puerto Plata, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Sosua, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

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Toronto, Canada to Puerto Plata is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get much hotter in Puerto Plata: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Jarabacoa

Jarabacoa ©
Occupying a scenic spot in the foothills of a mountain range, Jarabacoa offers a laid-back atmosphere and a pleasant window into rural Dominican life.
Escape the urban bustle at Pico Duarte and El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña). Explore Jarabacoa's surroundings by going to Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (in Moca), Santiago de los Caballeros (Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, Centro Leon, & more) and El Sendero del Cacao (in San Francisco de Macoris). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Los Saltos de Jima, take in the dramatic scenery at Baiguate Salto Waterfall, explore the activities along Lago Oviedo (Lake Oviedo), and delve into the distant past at Piedra Letrada.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jarabacoa journey tool .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Plata to Jarabacoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jarabacoa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toSanto Domingo.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Los Saltos de Jima, El Sendero del Cacao
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Salto de Jimenoa ©
Salto de Jimenoa
Pico Duarte ©
Pico Duarte
Rancho Jarabacoa ©
Rancho Jarabacoa

2
nights
Santo Domingo

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 3rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at The 3 Eyes National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, and then get great views at Santo Domingo Skyline.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo day trip website .

Traveling by car from Jarabacoa to Santo Domingo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

1
night
Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata ©
On the 6th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Plata trip planner.

Drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Museums Shopping
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Joyeria Las Americas ©
Joyeria Las Americas

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