7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

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Punta Cana
— 4 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana

— 4 nights
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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 19th (Wed) at Saona Island. Spend the 20th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Macao Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Flavio Acuna Spa Natural Center, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, then appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio Consistorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary website.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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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.