6 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Puerto Plata Itinerary

6 days in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana & Puerto Plata Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Fly
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Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Shuttle
2
Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Drive
4
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Fly

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Santo Domingo

— 1 night
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You've now added The 3 Eyes National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The 3 Eyes National Park and then make a trip to Zona Colonial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo travel itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Santo Domingo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Nature · Parks · Museums
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe). There's much more to do: try to win big at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, stroll through Bavaro Beach, and explore the activities along Hoyo Azul.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Punta Cana online route planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Plata trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Santo Domingo

— 1 night
On the 4th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and finally explore the galleries of Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Museums
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