8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Punta Cana
— 1 night
shuttle:  4​h
Las Terrenas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Las Galeras
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Cabarete
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Philadelphia

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Domenico Cigars, buy something for everyone on your list at San Juan Shopping Center, then look for gifts at Don Lucas Cigars, and finally identify plant and animal life at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Punta Cana sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Punta Cana, with lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

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Don Lucas Cigars ©
Don Lucas Cigars
San Juan Shopping Center ©
San Juan Shopping Center

3
days
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Get in touch with nature at Playa Bonita and Parque Nacional Los Haitises. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Las Ballenas and Playa Moron. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of El Salto del Limon and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Samana Province
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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Playa Moron ©
Playa Moron

1
day
Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Playita Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Rincon.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Galeras vacation builder.

Drive from Las Terrenas to Las Galeras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabarete.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Playa Rincon
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La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach
Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon

2
days
Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cabarete trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Galeras to Cabarete in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Sosua
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Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
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