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 visit planner

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

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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 29th (Mon): make a trip to Zona Colonial. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.

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Orlando, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Santo Domingo is 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Cana: Speed Boats Tours (in Bayahibe) and Altos de Chavon (in La Romana). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul, look for gifts at La Perla Dominicana, and kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach.

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You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Beaches

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 4th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata trip builder.

Drive from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In December in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks
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