15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic itinerary planner

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Punta Cana
— 6 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology). Spend a day of island exploring on the 6th (Fri) at Saona Island. Spend the 9th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Flavio Acuna Spa Natural Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Punta Cana is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Punta Cana, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip planning app.

Getting from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and stop by Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store.

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You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.