14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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14 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h
1
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Bayahibe
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
3
Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Las Terrenas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The 3 Eyes National Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo road trip planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Santo Domingo is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park

2
nights
Bayahibe

Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then make a trip to Altos de Chavon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Public Beach Playa Dominicus.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayahibe trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe takes 3 hours. August in Bayahibe sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Altos de Chavon
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Public Beach Playa Dominicus ©
Public Beach Playa Dominicus

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get your game on at Escape Room Punta Cana.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana visit planning website .

You can take a shuttle from Bayahibe to Punta Cana in 2.5 hours. In August in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Escape Room Punta Cana ©
Escape Room Punta Cana

3
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa Bonita and Playa Las Ballenas. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa Moron, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a stroll along the water at Playa El Portillo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo de la Costanera.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Terrenas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Moron ©
Playa Moron

3
nights
Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata and Golden Beach (Playa Dorada). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata day trip planning app .

Getting from Las Terrenas to Puerto Plata by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)

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night
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): Head underground at Los Tres Ojos, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Houses, and then make a trip to Reloj de Sol.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santo Domingo journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Tres Ojos
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Los Tres Ojos ©
Los Tres Ojos
Museum of the Royal Houses ©
Museum of the Royal Houses
Reloj de Sol ©
Reloj de Sol

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