13 days in Washington DC & Santo Domingo Itinerary

13 days in Washington DC & Santo Domingo Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Washington DC, United States
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 6 nights
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Washington DC, United States — 6 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Military Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip tool.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santo Domingo.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — 6 nights

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santo Domingo: Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Centro Historico Ron Barcelo (in San Pedro de Macoris). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, make a trip to Zona Colonial, and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Santo Domingo takes 9.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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