8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
2
Punta Cana
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Santo Domingo

— 2 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, get great views at Santo Domingo Skyline, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and see the interesting displays at Museo De Las Casas Reales.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo trip itinerary maker website.

Charlotte, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Santo Domingo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Punta Cana

— 5 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 17th (Sat) at Saona Island. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and relax and rejuvenate at Flavio Acuna Spa Natural Center.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Punta Cana online holiday builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.1
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.