13 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

13 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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13 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
2
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Macao Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayahibe (Speed Boats Tours & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, and tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip itinerary builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Punta Cana is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in February; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bayahibe
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Get outdoors at The 3 Eyes National Park and Los Tres Ojos. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, and pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo driving holiday planner .

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Tres Ojos
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Los Tres Ojos ©
Los Tres Ojos
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at 27 Charcos and Pico Isabel de Torres. Venture out of the city with trips to Sosua (Casa de Arte Sosua & Zipline). There's lots more to do: cool off at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and look for gifts at Estrella Avenida.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata trip planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sosua
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

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