7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
3
Punta Cana
— 2 nights

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Bellas Artes, and explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip planner.

Boston, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Santo Domingo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, stop by Estrella Avenida, thenget into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Plata trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, thenkick back and relax at Macao Beach, and then look for gifts at Smile Dominicana. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Punta Cana road trip planning app.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Punta Cana sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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