8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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8 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
2
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
You've now added Toque Holistico to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Don Lucas Cigars, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Punta Cana trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Punta Cana, with highs around 35°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Columbus Lighthouse, then step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, then delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

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 10th (Wed), cool off at Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls) and then kick back and relax at Cofresi Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Plata trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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