34 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

34 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pedernales
— 1 night
Drive
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Barahona
— 1 night
Drive
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Bonao
— 1 night
Drive
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Jarabacoa
— 1 night
Taxi to La Vega, Bus to Puerto Plata
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Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sosua
— 2 nights
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Sosua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabarete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Brazos
— 1 night
Drive
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Rio San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
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Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara de Samana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Galeras
— 2 nights
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Las Galeras
— 1 night
Taxi to Samaná, Shuttle to Isla Saona
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Isla Saona
— 2 nights
Bus
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo

— 3 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortaleza Ozama and Museo Memorial de la Resistencia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kahkow Experience. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Convento de los Dominicos, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio National, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Atarazana, and examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Santo Domingo is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Santo Domingo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Pedernales.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Pedernales

— 1 night
The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Sierra de Bahoruco National Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pedernales trip planning tool.

Drive from Santo Domingo to Pedernales in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Pedernales can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Barahona.

Things to do in Pedernales

Nature · Parks

Barahona

— 1 night
The port city of Barahona provides a convenient base for explorations of the region, while itself possessing an air of simplicity and a welcoming atmosphere.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortuguero and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Quemaito.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Barahona trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Pedernales to Barahona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bonao.

Things to do in Barahona

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Bonao

— 1 night
Bonao is the capital of Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at La Voz Del Yuna, steep yourself in history at Juan Ponce de Leon Home (Casa de Juan Ponce de Leon), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Decouvrez la vraie Republique Dominicaine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonao trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Barahona to Bonao in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bonao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Bonao

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarabacoa

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Akasha Spa.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jarabacoa itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bonao to Jarabacoa takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jarabacoa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Spas
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Plata

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Carmen Factory Gift Shop and then examine the collection at Macorix House of Rum. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, then take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Plata trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Jarabacoa to Puerto Plata takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sosua.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Wildlife · Spas · Outdoors · Museums

Sosua

— 2 nights
A hub for scuba-diving in the area and adventures along the north coast, Sosua itineraries tend to make good use of the scenic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sosua Beach and then stop by Patrick's Silversmithy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Columbus Aquapark and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sosua trip tool.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Sosua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Sosua sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sosua.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Sosua

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Tue), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Jewish Heritage, and then stroll through Beach Alicia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Castillo Mundo King, then indulge in some personalized pampering at L'Rosse Massage, then get a taste of the local shopping with Casa de Arte Sosua, and finally try to win big at Coral Reef Casino.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sosua tour planning site.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cabarete.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Cabarete

— 2 nights
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the activities along La Boca de Yasica and then view the masterpieces at Kana Rapai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Encuentro Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cabarete online driving holiday planner.

Cabarete is very close to Sosua. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Brazos.

Things to do in Cabarete

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Los Brazos

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Rio Sonador and then relax in the rural setting at Taino Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Brazos road trip planning app.

Los Brazos is just a short distance from Cabarete. In June, daily temperatures in Los Brazos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rio San Juan.

Things to do in Los Brazos

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rio San Juan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tee off at Playa Grande Golf Course and then get outside with DR EcoAdventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Monumento Natural El Saltadero and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Entrada Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio San Juan online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Brazos to Rio San Juan by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Rio San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Las Terrenas

— 2 nights
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Las Ballenas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo de la Costanera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Popy and then kick back and relax at Playa Coson.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Terrenas online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rio San Juan to Las Terrenas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Las Terrenas

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Pueblo de Los Pescadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Bonita. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Moron and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Gringos.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Barbara de Samana.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Barbara de Samana

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by Plaza Pueblo Principe, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Valle, and then kick back and relax at Cayo Levantado. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tainopark, then don't miss a visit to Los Puentes, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara de Samana travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Las Terrenas to Santa Barbara de Samana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Santa Barbara de Samana, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santa Barbara de Samana

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Galeras

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Cano Frio, make a trip to Playa Madama, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Playita Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Cool Raoul Excursions and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Galeras planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara de Samana to Las Galeras takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Las Galeras are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Las Galeras

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Nat Tours Samana and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Galeras trip planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Isla Saona

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Canto De La Playa. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Saona Dreams - Saona Catamaran.

Planning Isla Saona trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Las Galeras to Isla Saona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Isla Saona, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Sambil Santo Domingo, make a trip to Palacio Consistorial, then examine the collection at Amber World Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nuestra Senora De La Altagracia, and finally steep yourself in history at Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santo Domingo journey planner.

You can take a bus from Isla Saona to Santo Domingo in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
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.

Espaillat Province travel guide

4.8
Churches · History Museums
Espaillat is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is named for Ulises Francisco Espaillat (1823 - 1878), the 19th-century author who was briefly President of the Republic in 1876.Municipalities and municipal districtsThe province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:Cayetano GermosénGaspar HernándezJoba Arriba (D.M.) Veragua (D.M.)Villa Magante (D.M.)Moca Canca La Reina (D.M.)El Higüerito (D.M.)José Contreras (D.M.) Juan López (D.M.)La Ortega (D.M.)Las Lagunas (D.M.)Monte de La Jagua (D.M.)

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Samana Province travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Zipline
Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic. Its capital is Santa Bárbara de Samaná, usually known as Samaná.Samaná is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its mountains of which it is almost entirely formed. Samaná has numerous beaches.On 6 November 2006 the Samaná El Catey International Airport,commenced operations.HistorySamana was discovered by Europeans on January 12, 1493 by Christopher Columbus who was greeted with a barrage of spears and arrows from native Taíno warriors. It is said that this was the first instance of violent opposition to the Spanish conquistadors in the Americas. The Samaná Province is also home to what are known in the Dominican Republic as Americanos de Samaná (Samaná-Americans) where descendants of free black Americans immigrated beginning in 1824. They took advantage of the pro-African immigration policy of then president Jean Pierre Boyer when Samaná was under Haitian rule. This migration to Santa Bárbara, Samaná began with 34 African-American families. Naturally, this African-American culture distinguished themselves from the rest of the Dominican Republic as they maintain many elements of 19th century African-American culture—such as their brand of English, food, games, community organizations, African-American names, manners, music and some recipes that have been preserved as a result of their isolation, which until the 20th century was accessible only by boat. Most are of the African Methodist Episcopal and Wesleyan faith brought to the island by their ancestors.

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