38 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Boca Chica Itinerary

38 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Boca Chica Itinerary

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Santo Domingo
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Punta Cana
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Explore Santo Domingo's surroundings by going to Hawk Paragliding (in Jarabacoa) and Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion (in San Cristobal). Spend the 9th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Zona Colonial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Las Damas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo road trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Santo Domingo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Santo Domingo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor ©
Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

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Punta Cana

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.
Punta Cana is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, enjoy unforgettable views with Canalloon, and buy something for everyone on your list at Palma Real Shopping Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip maker tool.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boca Chica.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Hoyo Azul ©
Hoyo Azul
Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise ©
Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise

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Boca Chica

Boca Chica ©
An established vacation destination, Boca Chica caters mostly to European visitors and residents of nearby Santo Domingo, who flock here to take advantage of developed beaches lapped by shallow Caribbean waters.
Get out of town with these interesting Boca Chica side-trips: Juan Dolio Beach (in Juan Dolio), Cueva de las Maravillas (in El Soco) and San Pedro de Macoris (Centro Historico Ron Barcelo & Catedral San Pedro Apostol). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Los Haitises National Park. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, try your luck at Dream Casino at Costa Caribe, play a few rounds at Los Marlins Golf Course, and cool off at Los Delfines Water & Entertainment Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boca Chica trip planner.

You can drive from Punta Cana to Boca Chica in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boca Chica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico Ron Barcelo ©
Centro Historico Ron Barcelo
Los Haitises National Park ©
Los Haitises National Park
Juan Dolio Beach ©
Juan Dolio Beach

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