9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Jarabacoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Constanza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
La Romana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Jarabacoa

Jarabacoa ©
Occupying a scenic spot in the foothills of a mountain range, Jarabacoa offers a laid-back atmosphere and a pleasant window into rural Dominican life.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña) and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Duarte.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jarabacoa trip planner .

Newark, USA to Jarabacoa is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Jarabacoa due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Jarabacoa at 91°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Constanza.

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Pico Duarte ©
Pico Duarte
El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña) ©
El Mogote Jarabacoa (Montaña)

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Constanza

Constanza ©
Constanza is a town and municipality in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.HistoryThe name of Constanza has its origin in the legend the daughter of a local taino cacique who lived in the valley. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Las Piramides, then explore the ancient world of Piedra Letrada, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Divino Nino.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Constanza trip itinerary app .

Drive from Jarabacoa to Constanza in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Constanza

Historic Sites

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Monumento Divino Nino
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Piedra Letrada ©
Piedra Letrada
Monumento Divino Nino ©
Monumento Divino Nino

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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 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, and then explore the world behind art at Amber Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, then appreciate the history behind Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Constanza to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to La Romana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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

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La Romana

La Romana ©
The city of La Romana offers good access to some of the most popular resorts in the Dominican Republic.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tee off at Teeth Of The Dog, appreciate the extensive heritage of Altos de Chavon, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Multiplaza film La Romana.

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You can drive from Santo Domingo to La Romana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Punta Cana.

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Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon

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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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Punta Cana online trip builder .

Drive from La Romana to Punta Cana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Swim with Dolphins
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