11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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11 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  18​h
1
Sosua
— 2 nights
shuttle:  3​h
2
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
3
Punta Cana
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Portland

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sosua Beach as well as 27 Charcos. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sosua Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sosua day trip planning tool .

Portland, USA to Sosua is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Portland to Sosua. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Sosua hover around 92°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Sosua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

27 Charcos
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zona Colonial, The 3 Eyes National Park, Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas), and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Saint Barbara's Church (Iglesia Santa Barbara), make a trip to Zona Colonial, then make a trip to Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas), and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Guacara Taina.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santo Domingo road trip planner .

Getting from Sosua to Santo Domingo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Malecon ©
Malecon

4
nights
Punta Cana

Punta Cana ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arena Gorda Beach and National Park of the East. We've included these beaches for you: Macao Beach and Tropical Treasure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta Cana: Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia (in Higuey) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Bayahibe).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Punta Cana day trip planning site .

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bayahibe, Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Arena Gorda Beach ©
Arena Gorda Beach
National Park of the East ©
National Park of the East
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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