13 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Las Terrenas Itinerary

13 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Las Terrenas Itinerary

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13 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Las Terrenas Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
2
Punta Cana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Las Terrenas
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip itinerary website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Santo Domingo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park

4
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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Mon) at Saona Island. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bavaro Beach, tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Punta Cana online holiday planner .

Take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

5
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of SamanĂ¡. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Terrenas: Santa Barbara de Samana (Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings & Zipline). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Rincon, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Playa Las Ballenas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Terrenas road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Samana Province, Santa Barbara de Samana
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon
Zipline

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