9 days in Santo Domingo & Santiago de los Caballeros Itinerary

9 days in Santo Domingo & Santiago de los Caballeros Itinerary

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Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago de los Caballeros
— 6 nights

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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 (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are La Isabela International Airport, Las Américas International Airport and Samaná El Catey International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
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6
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Santiago de los Caballeros

First Santiago of the Americas

Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de los Caballeros: Puerto Plata (Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to La Aurora Cigar Factory, admire the masterpieces at Casa de Arte, take an in-depth tour of Centro Leon, and stroll through Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de los Caballeros online travel planner.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Santiago de los Caballeros in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Santiago de los Caballeros sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 73°F at night.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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