16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Prague
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Puerto Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Las Galeras
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
Prague

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, then kick back and relax at Macao Beach, and then stop by Don Lucas Cigars. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Domenico Cigars and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Punta Cana is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Prague in November, things will get warmer in Punta Cana: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach
Don Lucas Cigars

2
days
Puerto Plata

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puerto de Plata, often referred to as simply Puerto Plata, is the ninth-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and capital of the province of Puerto Plata. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Felipe, then look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Alicia. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by car from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Beach Alicia
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Beach Alicia
Fortaleza San Felipe
Catedral San Felipe

3
days
Las Galeras

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Playita Beach and Playa el Valle. Get outdoors at Playa Rincon and Boca del Diablo. Go for a jaunt from Las Galeras to Santa Barbara de Samana to see Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings about 36 minutes away.

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Getting from Puerto Plata to Las Galeras by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Las Galeras can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Samana Province, Santa Barbara de Samana
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Playa Rincon
La Playita Beach
Cool Raoul Excursions

3
days
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Visiting Playa Bonita and El Salto del Limon will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nacional Los Haitises and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Las Terrenas to go to Cabrera and see Playa Diamante, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

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Getting from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Las Terrenas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Samana Province, Playa Diamante
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Playa Bonita
Spas & Wellness

3
days
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and the largest city in the Caribbean by population. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcazar de Colon and Chu Chu Colonial. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Guayacanes and Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari. Step out of Santo Domingo with an excursion to El Sendero del Cacao in San Francisco de Macoris--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, contemplate the long history of Fort Ozama, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace, and make a trip to Zona Colonial.

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You can drive from Las Terrenas to Santo Domingo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santo Domingo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Sightseeing Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Guayacanes, El Sendero del Cacao
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Chu Chu Colonial
Alcazar de Colon
Playa Guayacanes

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