16 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

16 days in Dominican Republic & Haiti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Caribbean trip planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
Bus
2
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Drive to Gregorio Luperon International Airport, Fly to Toussaint Louverture International Airport
4
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de los Caballeros: El Sendero del Cacao (in San Francisco de Macoris) and Jarabacoa (Salto de Jimenoa, Pico Duarte, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to La Aurora Cigar Factory, explore the world behind art at Centro Leon, stop by Las 3 Reinas Cigar Shop, and stroll around Duarte Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santiago de los Caballeros driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Santiago de los Caballeros is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect Santiago de los Caballeros to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

3
nights
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, stop by Estrella Avenida, then get into the urban bustle at The Meeting Place, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Macorix House of Rum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Plata driving holiday planning website.

You can take a bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Plata are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

3
nights
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Cabarete is known for adventure, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach, explore the galleries of Casa de Arte Sosua, explore the striking landscape at Las Cuevas de Cabarete, and stroll through Encuentro Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabarete travel planner.

Drive from Puerto Plata to Cabarete in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Cabarete, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

3
nights
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port-au-Prince: Village Artistique de Noailles (in Croix-des-Bouquets), Museum Ogier-Fombrun (in Montrouis) and Kokoye Beach (in Petit Goave). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, sample the tasty concoctions at Barbancourt Rum Distillery, make a trip to Place Saint-Pierre, and delve into the distant past at Papillon Enterprise.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port-au-Prince tour site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cabarete to Port-au-Prince. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cabarete to Port-au-Prince due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabarete in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port-au-Prince, with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Dominican Republic travel guide

4
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.

Haiti travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.