8 days in Dominican Republic & Edmonton Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic & Edmonton Itinerary

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8 days in Dominican Republic & Edmonton Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Edmonton, Canada
— 1 night
End: Edmonton, Canada

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nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
Punta Cana is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bavaro Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Punta Cana.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Punta Cana is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Punta Cana is 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in December: high temperatures in Punta Cana hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata trip builder website .

You can drive from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or 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 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

1
night
Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton ©
Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
On the 29th (Sun), hike along Cavell Meadows Trail and then steep yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Royal Alberta Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Island National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Edmonton trip website .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Plata to Edmonton with the Route module. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Edmonton is cooler than Puerto Plata - with highs of -6°C and lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cavell Meadows Trail
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Cavell Meadows Trail ©
Cavell Meadows Trail
Fort Edmonton Park ©
Fort Edmonton Park
Elk Island National Park ©
Elk Island National Park

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