35 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

35 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 12 nights
2
Santo Domingo
— 9 nights
3
Las Galeras
— 4 nights
4
Puerto Plata
— 9 nights

12
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey), La Romana (Teeth Of The Dog, Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, &more) and Bayahibe (Public Beach Playa Dominicus & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Spend a day of island exploring on the 5th (Mon) at Saona Island. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at National Park of the East. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish, buy something for everyone on your list at Palma Real Shopping Village, and look for gifts at La Perla Dominicana.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Punta Cana tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Punta Cana is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Punta Cana, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

La Romana, La Altagracia Province, Bayahibe, Parroquia de San Dionisio
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Safaris
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

9
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Take a break from Santo Domingo with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Boca Chica, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Zona Colonial, examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, browse the different shops at Agora Mall, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo road trip planning tool.

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor ©
Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor

4
nights
Las Galeras

Venture out of the city with trips to Las Terrenas (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Playa El Portillo, &more) and Santa Barbara de Samana (Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings & Zipline).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Galeras trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Las Galeras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Las Terrenas, Santa Barbara de Samana, Samana Province
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon
Zipline

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Plata: La Aurora Cigar Factory (in Santiago de los Caballeros), Cayo Arena (in Monte Cristi) and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, examine the collection at Dominican Amber Museum, kick back and relax at Cabarete Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Plata travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Galeras to Puerto Plata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Galeras in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puerto Plata, with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sosua, Cabarete, La Aurora Cigar Factory, Cayo Arena, Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
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Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos

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