20 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

20 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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20 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  19​h
1
Punta Cana
— 7 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayahibe
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Puerto Plata
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: St. Petersburg

7
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.
Punta Cana is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and head off the coast to Saona Island.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Punta Cana is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in December; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Safaris

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayahibe: La Romana (Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, Altos de Chavon, & more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of the East, and stop by Museo y Fabrica de Puras.

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Traveling by shuttle from Punta Cana to Bayahibe takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bayahibe are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

La Romana
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Houses, Head underground at Los Tres Ojos, and explore the striking landscape at The 3 Eyes National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo online trip maker .

Getting from Bayahibe to Santo Domingo by bus takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Tres Ojos
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

4
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.
Puerto Plata is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, stop by Diamonds International Amber Cove, kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), and walk around Yasipark.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Plata trip tool .

Getting from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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