10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic route planner

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Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Punta Cana
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Joyeria Las Americas, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then examine the collection at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, meet the residents at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata online route builder.

Green Bay, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Green Bay in August; daily highs in Puerto Plata reach 92°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Santo Domingo

— 4 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and Alcazar de Colon will appeal to history buffs. Museo De Las Casas Reales and Museo Memorial de la Resistencia will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to Zona Colonial, get to know the fascinating history of La Atarazana, ponder the world of politics at Palacio National, and admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo travel route site.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Punta Cana

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de La Altagracia and ChocoMuseo Punta Cana. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology. Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: Conquista Park (in Bayahibe), Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia (in Higuey). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, examine the collection at Aromas Museum, and stop by Dominicana Rai.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana day trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Dominican Republic travel guide

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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.