10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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


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 13th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Felipe.

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Green Bay, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Green Bay in July, expect Puerto Plata to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo De Las Casas Reales and Palacio National. Family-friendly places like Alcazar de Colon and Zona Colonial will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, get to know the fascinating history of La Atarazana, walk around Mirador Sur Park, and explore the world behind art at Amber Museum.

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Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and Altos de Chavon. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Museo de La Altagracia. Explore Punta Cana's surroundings by going to Bayahibe (Conquista Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology (in La Romana). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, look for gifts at Dominicana Rai, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Punta Cana.

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Take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.