8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
La Romana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
3
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Montreal

1
night
La Romana

La Romana ©
The city of La Romana offers good access to some of the most popular resorts in the Dominican Republic.
On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Caleta La Romana.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Romana day trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to La Romana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to La Romana is 1 hour. In June, La Romana is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in La Romana

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Saona
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Isla Saona ©
Isla Saona
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

3
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 wildlife, beaches, adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Punta Cana road trip website .

Drive from La Romana to Punta Cana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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

1
night
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 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo road trip planning tool .

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), cool off at Ocean World Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos, and then take in the exciting artwork at Project Esperanza Art Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Puerto Plata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Ocean World Adventure Park ©
Ocean World Adventure Park
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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