8 days in Dominican Republic & Edmonton Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic & Edmonton Itinerary

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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

2
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 beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana road trip tool.

Edmonton, Canada to Punta Cana is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Edmonton to Punta Cana. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in December; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 34°C and lows reach 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
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

2
nights
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), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. On your second day here, look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata road trip planner.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edmonton.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavell Meadows Trail and then steep yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Royal Alberta Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Island National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edmonton road trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Plata to Edmonton in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Plata to Edmonton is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Plata in December, with highs in Edmonton at -6°C and lows at -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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