10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

10 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Romana
— 1 night
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 1 night
Drive
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Jarabacoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de los Caballeros
— 1 night
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Puerto Plata
— 1 night
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Punta Cana

— 2 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.
Punta Cana is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Bavaro Beach, and explore the activities along Hoyo Azul.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana journey builder site.

Newark, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, Punta Cana is warmer than Newark - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Romana.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

La Romana

— 1 night
The city of La Romana offers good access to some of the most popular resorts in the Dominican Republic.
On the 14th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Public Beach Playa Dominicus and then make a trip to Altos de Chavon.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read La Romana trip planning tool.

Getting from Punta Cana to La Romana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in La Romana are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in La Romana

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa del Cordon.

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Drive from La Romana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Las Terrenas

— 1 night
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Bonita and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jarabacoa.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

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 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Duarte and then admire the sheer force of Salto de Jimenoa.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jarabacoa holiday maker app.

You can drive from Las Terrenas to Jarabacoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Terrenas in February since evenings lows in Jarabacoa dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Jarabacoa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Santiago de los Caballeros

— 1 night

First Santiago of the Americas

Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte and then get engrossed in the history at Centro Leon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de los Caballeros vacation planner.

Drive from Jarabacoa to Santiago de los Caballeros in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in February, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Puerto Plata

— 1 night
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 20th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata trip planner.

You can take a bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

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.

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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