8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic planner

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Punta Cana
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Tour Caribe as well as Runners Adventures. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. For shopping fun, head to La Perla Dominicana or Punta Blanca Mall. When in Punta Cana, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Bayahibe, approximately Bayahibe away. Spend the 28th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana holiday planning website.

Detroit, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Punta Cana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Punta Cana is much hotter than Detroit - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Santo Domingo

— 3 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Alcazar de Colon and Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Mercado Modelo and Agora Mall. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales, make a trip to Zona Colonial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies (Capilla de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios), and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.