10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Puerto Plata
1
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
3
Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Puerto Plata

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.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, stop by Estrella Avenida, then get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Macorix House of Rum, then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Plata trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Puerto Plata. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

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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 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then make a trip to Zona Colonial, and then admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, then don't miss a visit to Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, and finally get great views at Santo Domingo Skyline.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo travel tool .

Drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

6
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.
Explore Punta Cana's surroundings by going to Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bayahibe). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, get your game on at Escape Room Punta Cana, and step off the mainland to explore Saona Island.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana travel route planner .

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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Altos de Chavon, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
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