19 days in Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

19 days in Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

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19 days in Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo
1
Santo Domingo
— 15 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
2
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
End: Santo Domingo

15
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kids will enjoy National Aquarium and Playa Guayacanes. Explore Santo Domingo's surroundings by going to Los Saltos de Jima (in Bonao), Playa Blanca (in Azua) and Juan Dolio Beach (in Juan Dolio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, wander the streets of Malecon, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Houses, and Head underground at Los Tres Ojos.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Santo Domingo road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Santo Domingo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Monte Plata Province, Dominican Republic, Scuba & Snorkeling, Palenque Beach, Los Tres Ojos
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The 3 Eyes National Park ©
The 3 Eyes National Park
Los Tres Ojos ©
Los Tres Ojos
National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana day trip tool .

Take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

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

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