22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Santiago de los Caballeros
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Santiago de los Caballeros
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jarabacoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Constanza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
5
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Santiago de los Caballeros
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
7
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Las Galeras
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Cabarete
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Santiago de los Caballeros

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Santiago de los Caballeros

Santiago de los Caballeros ©
Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Leon and Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de los Caballeros day trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Santiago de los Caballeros. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

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Centro Leon ©
Centro Leon

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Jarabacoa

Jarabacoa ©
Occupying a scenic spot in the foothills of a mountain range, Jarabacoa offers a laid-back atmosphere and a pleasant window into rural Dominican life.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa and then take in the dramatic scenery at Baiguate Salto Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jarabacoa tour builder.

Traveling by car from Santiago de los Caballeros to Jarabacoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Constanza.

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Salto de Jimenoa ©
Salto de Jimenoa

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Constanza

Constanza
Constanza is a town and municipality in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.HistoryThe name of Constanza has its origin in the legend the daughter of a local taino cacique who lived in the valley. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Las Piramides.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Constanza trip website .

You can drive from Jarabacoa to Constanza in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Constanza

Historic Sites

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Memorial de la Resistencia and then see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo trip planning tool .

Drive from Constanza to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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Museo De Las Casas Reales ©
Museo De Las Casas Reales
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Juanillo Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach and stroll through Macao Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach

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Santiago de los Caballeros

Santiago de los Caballeros ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza San Luis and then hunt for treasures at Mercado Modelo. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Palacio Consistorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago Apostol, and then stroll around Imbert Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de los Caballeros travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Punta Cana to Santiago de los Caballeros in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Cana in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santiago de los Caballeros, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Palacio Consistorial ©
Palacio Consistorial
Imbert Park ©
Imbert Park
Fortaleza San Luis
Fortaleza San Luis

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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.
Isabel De Torres National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), hike along Isabel De Torres National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Encuentro Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Beach Alicia.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip planner.

You can take a bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encuentro Beach, Beach Alicia
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Beach Alicia ©
Beach Alicia
Encuentro Beach ©
Encuentro Beach
Isabel De Torres National Park ©
Isabel De Torres National Park

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 7th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Terrenas trip planner.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Salto El Limon
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Horseback Riding Tours

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Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Rincon. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Tainopark and then kick back and relax at Playa Las Garitas.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Galeras trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Las Galeras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cabarete.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara de Samana, Playa Rincon
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Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon
La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach

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Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
You've now added Cabarete Beach to your itinerary.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cabarete itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Las Galeras to Cabarete in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Galeras in February since evenings lows in Cabarete dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabarete

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fortaleza San Felipe
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Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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