7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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


Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
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: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, take some stellar pictures from Santo Domingo Skyline, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, and appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

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Boston, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boston to Santo Domingo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Puerto Plata

— 2 nights
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, then get 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, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos.

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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 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°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 · Theme Parks
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Punta Cana

— 2 nights
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, then kick 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.

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You can drive from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. December in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°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 · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Dominican Republic travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.