29 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

29 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Punta Cana
— 11 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 6 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 4 nights
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Puerto Plata
— 7 nights
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Punta Cana

— 11 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to La Romana (Altos de Chavon & Playa Mariposa), Parroquia de San Dionisio (in Higuey) and Bayahibe (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Public Beach Playa Dominicus). Spend the 19th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Sun) at Saona Island. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, stroll through Juanillo Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, and look for gifts at Dominicana Rai.

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Montevideo, Uruguay to Punta Cana is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Montevideo to Punta Cana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montevideo in June, expect Punta Cana to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Santo Domingo

— 6 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor and Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at The 3 Eyes National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at Agora Mall, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Las Terrenas

— 4 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Family-friendly places like Playa Rincon and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Explore Las Terrenas' surroundings by going to Santa Barbara de Samana (Playa Las Garitas & Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings) and Las Galeras (La Playita Beach & Playa Fronton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, explore the activities along Cano Frio, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Bonita.

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Drive from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Plata

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and 27 Charcos will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Plata: Sosua (Zipline, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), La Aurora Cigar Factory (in Santiago de los Caballeros) and Kite Beach (in Cabarete). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), stroll through Cofresi Beach, get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and ride a horse along Rancho Lorilar.

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You can drive from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.