52 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

52 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Puerto Plata
— 10 nights
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Santiago de los Caballeros
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Terrenas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sabana de la Mar
— 1 night
Drive
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Santo Domingo
— 13 nights
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Isla Saona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punta Cana
— 16 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cayo Arena (in Monte Cristi), Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia) and Sosua (Casa de Arte Sosua, Sosua Beach, &more). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata. Spend the 16th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, kick back and relax at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada), take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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New York City, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Puerto Plata is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Puerto Plata reach 92°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 23:

4
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Santiago de los Caballeros

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de los Caballeros side-trips: Jarabacoa (Hawk Paragliding & Pico Duarte), Las Piramides (in Constanza) and La Vega (Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes & Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to La Aurora Cigar Factory, look for gifts at Las 3 Reinas Cigar Shop, admire the masterpieces at Centro Leon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santiago de los Caballeros trip planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Plata to Santiago de los Caballeros in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Santiago de los Caballeros, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

5
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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Get out of town with these interesting Las Terrenas side-trips: Cayo Levantado (in La Barbacoa), Playa Ermitano (in El Limon) and Playa Fronton (in Las Galeras). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Indrinatours Quad, admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon, take in the waterfront activity at Playa El Portillo, and stroll through Playa Bonita.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Terrenas trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago de los Caballeros to Las Terrenas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros in September since evenings lows in Las Terrenas dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Sabana de la Mar.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

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Sabana de la Mar

Sabana de la Mar, usually spelled in English as Sabana de la Mar, is a town in the Hato Mayor province of the Dominican Republic.Sabana de la Mar is located in the northeastern of Dominican Republic, on the southern side of Samana Bay. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Los Haitises National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sabana de la Mar vacation planner.

Getting from Las Terrenas to Sabana de la Mar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Sabana de la Mar

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Explore Santo Domingo's surroundings by going to Centro Historico Ron Barcelo (in San Pedro de Macoris), Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion (in San Cristobal) and Cueva de las Maravillas (in El Soco). Spend the 6th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The 3 Eyes National Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales.

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You can drive from Sabana de la Mar to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Isla Saona.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 16:

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Isla Saona

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head off the coast to Saona Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of the East.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Isla Saona online road trip planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Isla Saona by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Isla Saona are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Isla Saona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Cana: La Romana (Teeth Of The Dog, Altos de Chavon, &more), Montana Redonda (in Miches) and Bayahibe (Conquista Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 20th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Macao Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Palma Real Shopping Village, and soar above the sights with Dominican Balloons.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana tour app.

Explore your travel options from Isla Saona to Punta Cana with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — Nov 3:

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.