34 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

34 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Fly to Punta Cana, Shuttle to Santo Domingo
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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
— 2 nights
Taxi to Samaná, Shuttle to Isla Saona
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Isla Saona
— 1 night
Bus
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Santo Domingo
— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Museo Memorial de la Resistencia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortaleza Ozama and Kahkow Experience. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Convento de los Dominicos, see the interesting displays at Museo Infantil Trampolin, get to know the fascinating history of La Atarazana, and make a trip to Reloj de Sol.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo vacation site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Santo Domingo is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pedernales.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pedernales

— 1 night
The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra de Bahoruco National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pedernales online travel route planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Pedernales in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Barahona.

Things to do in Pedernales

Parks · Nature

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 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortuguero and then kick back and relax at El Quemaito.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barahona road trip planning app.

Getting from Pedernales to Barahona by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bonao.

Things to do in Barahona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Bonao

— 1 night
Bonao is the capital of Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at La Voz Del Yuna, admire the striking features of Juan Ponce de Leon Home (Casa de Juan Ponce de Leon), and then stroll through Decouvrez la vraie Republique Dominicaine.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonao trip maker tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Bonao

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Akasha Spa.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jarabacoa online trip maker.

Drive from Bonao to Jarabacoa in an hour. In June in Jarabacoa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon and then examine the collection at Macorix House of Rum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Carmen Factory Gift Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Joyeria Las Americas, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Puerto Plata day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Jarabacoa to Puerto Plata in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sosua.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas · Tours

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 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Sosua, relax and rejuvenate at L'Rosse Massage, then try to win big at Coral Reef Casino, and finally see the interesting displays at Castillo Mundo King. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Jewish Heritage, then kick back and relax at Beach Alicia, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sosua trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Sosua in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Sosua.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Sosua

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Jewish Heritage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Alicia, then try to win big at Coral Reef Casino, and finally see the interesting displays at Castillo Mundo King. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Casa de Arte Sosua, then relax and rejuvenate at L'Rosse Massage, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sosua trip itinerary planning site.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 16th (Wed), explore the activities along La Boca de Yasica and then take in the exciting artwork at Kana Rapai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, ride a horse along Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Encuentro Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cabarete route builder app.

Cabarete is just a stone's throw from Sosua. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Brazos.

Things to do in Cabarete

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Los Brazos

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): experience rural life at Taino Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sonador.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Brazos holiday planning tool.

Los Brazos is just a short distance from Cabarete. June in Los Brazos sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rio San Juan.

Things to do in Los Brazos

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rio San Juan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): play a few rounds at Playa Grande Golf Course and then head outdoors with DR EcoAdventures. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Monumento Natural El Saltadero and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Entrada Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rio San Juan trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Brazos to Rio San Juan takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Rio San Juan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Rio San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Pueblo de Los Pescadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Bonita. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de las Canas and then kick back and relax at Playa Los Gringos.

Plan my day in Las Terrenas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Rio San Juan to Las Terrenas in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Terrenas

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, wander the streets of Pueblo de Los Pescadores, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Bonita. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Moron and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Gringos.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas online sightseeing planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara de Samana.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Barbara de Samana

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Ballena, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Tainopark. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Levantado, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Valle, and then stop by Plaza Pueblo Principe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara de Samana trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Terrenas to Santa Barbara de Samana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. June in Santa Barbara de Samana sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Santa Barbara de Samana

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Las Galeras

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Cool Raoul Excursions and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Rincon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Galeras day trip planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara de Samana to Las Galeras in an hour. June in Las Galeras sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Las Galeras

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Tue), cruise along Nat Tours Samana, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get outside with Playa Fronton.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Galeras tour itinerary site.

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

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Tours

Isla Saona

— 1 night
On the 30th (Wed), kick back and relax at Canto De La Playa. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Saona Dreams - Saona Catamaran.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Saona day trip planning site.

Getting from Las Galeras to Isla Saona by combination of taxi and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Isla Saona are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Nuestra Senora De La Altagracia, see the interesting displays at Amber World Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chu Chu Colonial, then explore the world behind art at Amber Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio Consistorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): browse the different shops at Sambil Santo Domingo, then steep yourself in history at Gate of San Diego, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo journey builder.

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

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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