8 days in Baltimore & Caribbean Itinerary

8 days in Baltimore & Caribbean Itinerary

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Baltimore, United States
— 2 nights
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Baltimore, United States — 2 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 7th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Baltimore itinerary maker app.

Washington to Baltimore is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Baltimore are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Culebra.
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Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Culebra, Puerto Rico — 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Culebrita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Culebra road trip app.

Getting from Baltimore to Culebra by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Baltimore to Culebra is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Baltimore in January, with highs in Culebra at 84°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Santo Domingo.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — 1 night

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and finally appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Culebra to Santo Domingo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — 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 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach, see some colorful creatures with Aqua Track Private Day Trips, and then look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Flavio Acuna Spa Natural Center.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip maker app.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. January in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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