29 days in United States & Dominican Republic Itinerary

29 days in United States & Dominican Republic Itinerary

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29 days in United States & Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kharkiv, Ukraine

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planner .

Kharkiv, Ukraine to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kharkiv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Sagamore Spirit Distillery about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Whiting to see Whihala Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, walk around Millennium Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago vacation planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at New York New York Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and have fun at Wee Kirk O' the Heather Wedding Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

3
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and try out the rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando. In September, daytime highs in Orlando are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then make a trip to Zona Colonial, and then explore the galleries of Amber Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo day trip website .

Fly from Orlando to Santo Domingo in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Santo Domingo is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata online trip builder .

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

1
night
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Coson Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Bonita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Las Terrenas in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Playa Coson Beach ©
Playa Coson Beach
Punta Bonita ©
Punta Bonita

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at La Perla Dominicana and then head off the coast to Saona Island.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip maker .

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Punta Cana in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

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