25 days in Caribbean, Mexico & United States Itinerary

25 days in Caribbean, Mexico & United States Itinerary

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25 days in Caribbean, Mexico & United States Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
2
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Paradise Island, Bahamas
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Miami Beach, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Manama, Bahrain

2
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: La Romana (Teeth Of The Dog & Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish, and stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana online trip builder .

Manama, Bahrain to Punta Cana is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and shuttle. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manama to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in January, expect Punta Cana to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

La Romana
Highlights from your plan
Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Punta Espada Golf Course ©
Punta Espada Golf Course

2
nights
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, and then admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santo Domingo Skyline, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, then pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, and finally delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santo Domingo trip planning website .

Getting from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

2
nights
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, and then meet the residents at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata online route planner .

Drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

3
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Havana holiday maker website .

You can fly from Puerto Plata to Havana in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Plata to Havana. Traveling from Puerto Plata in January, expect nights in Havana to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

4
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Zipline). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, look for gifts at Tattooarte, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun tour website .

Fly from Havana to Cancun in 4 hours. January in Cancun sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

3
nights
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island ©
Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
Paradise Island is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, wildlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, try to win big at Atlantis Casino, meet the residents at Predator Lagoon, and look for gifts at Bahama Craft Centre.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise Island tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Paradise Island takes 7 hours. In January, daytime highs in Paradise Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Nassau.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Predator Lagoon ©
Predator Lagoon

2
nights
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cable Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabbage Beach, and then make a trip to The Cloister. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, have some family-friendly fun at Jetline Simulation Bahamas, and then try out the rides at Aquaventure.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nassau trip planner .

Nassau is just a stone's throw from Paradise Island. In January, daytime highs in Nassau are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
Aquaventure ©
Aquaventure

4
nights
Miami Beach, United States

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at South Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick Catholic Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miami Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nassau to Miami Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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