28 days in Dominican Republic & Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Dominican Republic & Mexico Itinerary

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28 days in Dominican Republic & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Pedernales, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Tulum, Mexico
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  27​h
End: Kharkiv, Ukraine

6
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.
Visit Bavaro Beach and Arena Gorda Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Saona Island, kick back and relax at Playa La Vacama, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juanillo Beach, and stop by La Perla Dominicana.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana journey site .

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Punta Cana is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In August, Punta Cana is somewhat warmer than Kharkiv - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pedernales.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

1
night
Pedernales, Dominican Republic

Pedernales ©
The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Bahia de las Aguilas.

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You can drive from Punta Cana to Pedernales in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Pedernales

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bahia de las Aguilas ©
Bahia de las Aguilas

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Santo Domingo to Azua to see Playa Blanca about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, make a trip to Zona Colonial, wander the streets of Malecon, and explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo tour app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Pedernales to Santo Domingo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Malecon ©
Malecon
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

6
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Visit Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Xcaret Park (in Playa del Carmen). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santo Domingo to Tulum takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Tulum is minus 1 hour. September in Tulum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Chichen Itza, Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Spas

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Mexico City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tulum in September; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Relax by the water at Playa del Amor and Medano Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Divorce beach, take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas online day trip planner .

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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