15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Fly
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Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sosua
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Puerto Plata
— 6 nights
Fly to Brussels, Train to Amsterdam

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3
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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 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The 3 Eyes National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Santo Domingo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Sosua.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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5
nights
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.
Explore Sosua's surroundings by going to Cabrera (Laguna El Dudu & Playa Grande) and Playa Caleton (in Rio San Juan). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sosua Beach, view the masterpieces at Casa de Arte Sosua, see the interesting displays at Castillo Mundo King, and explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sosua trip website.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Sosua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Sosua

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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6
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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.
Step out of Puerto Plata with an excursion to Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) in Punta Rucia--about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, ride a horse along Rancho Lorilar, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada).

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sosua to Puerto Plata takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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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.