10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
3
Punta Cana
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Estrella Avenida and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, then take an in-depth tour of Carmen Factory Gift Shop, and finally admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Plata trip tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Plata, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Puerto Plata at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, don't miss a visit to Palacio Consistorial, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Houses, and finally delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)

5
nights
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.
Take a break from Punta Cana with a short trip to Altos de Chavon in La Romana, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bavaro Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, get interesting insight from Tours, and head off the coast to Saona Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana online travel route builder .

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Altos de Chavon
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

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