14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta Cana: La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Teeth Of The Dog) and Public Beach Playa Dominicus (in Bayahibe). Spend the 12th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, and make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip planner.

New York City, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Punta Cana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Santo Domingo

— 4 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, make a trip to Plaza de la Cultura, and examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo attractions planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Puerto Plata

— 3 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.
Step out of Puerto Plata to go to Sosua and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, look for gifts at Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Plata road trip planning app.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.