11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Cibao International Airport
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Santiago de los Caballeros
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punta Rucia
— 1 day
Drive
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Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Drive
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Sosua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabarete
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rio San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabrera
— 1 night
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Drive to Samaná El Catey International Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Santiago de los Caballeros

— 2 nights

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 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, delve into the distant past at Las Piramides, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago Apostol, and then admire the masterpieces at Centro Leon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de los Caballeros trip builder website.

Newark, USA to Santiago de los Caballeros is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Santiago de los Caballeros is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punta Rucia.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Punta Rucia

— 1 day
On the 31st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Cayo Arena and then kick back and relax at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Punta Rucia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago de los Caballeros to Punta Rucia in 2.5 hours. In July in Punta Rucia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Rucia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dominican Amber Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Plata trip planner.

Getting from Punta Rucia to Puerto Plata by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sosua.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Sosua

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Castillo Mundo King, and then kick back and relax at Beach Alicia. On the next day, explore the galleries of Casa de Arte Sosua and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sosua trip maker site.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Sosua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sosua are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Cabarete

— 2 nights
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach, and then explore the galleries of Kana Rapai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Encuentro Beach.

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Cabarete is just a stone's throw from Sosua. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rio San Juan.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Rio San Juan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Gri Gri Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caleton.

Before you visit Rio San Juan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cabarete to Rio San Juan takes an hour. When traveling from Cabarete in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rio San Juan: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cabrera.

Things to do in Rio San Juan

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Cabrera

— 1 night
Cabrera is a town in María Trinidad Sánchez province, Dominican Republic. On the 7th (Fri), explore the activities along Laguna El Dudu and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cabrera trip planner.

Cabrera is just a short distance from Rio San Juan. In August in Cabrera, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabrera

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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.