7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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7 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana
— 4 nights
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Bavaro Beach and Hoyo Azul. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Palma Real Shopping Village, stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Punta Cana. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Punta Cana hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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Safaris
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Santo Domingo

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 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial and then don't miss a visit to Mercado Modelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Palacio Consistorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and finally examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip builder app .

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

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