8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Las Terrenas
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Sosua
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Las Ballenas and La Playita Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Fronton and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Terrenas: Santa Barbara de Samana (Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings & Zipline). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Punta Bonita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Terrenas online attractions planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Las Terrenas is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Sosua.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara de Samana, Samana Province, Las Galeras
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Playa Las Ballenas ©
Playa Las Ballenas
Playa Fronton ©
Playa Fronton
La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach

3
nights
Sosua

Sosua ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sosua Beach and Cabarete Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Coral Reef Casino. Step out of Sosua to go to Puerto Plata and see Pico Isabel de Torres, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional La Isabela, view the masterpieces at Casa de Arte Sosua, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sosua travel route site .

You can take a shuttle from Las Terrenas to Sosua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Terrenas in January, Sosua is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Plata, Cabarete Beach
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Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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