10 days in Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

10 days in Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

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10 days in Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2​h
2
Punta Cana
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo travel route site .

Newark, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Tres Ojos
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©

5
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.
Toque Holistico has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the activities along Hoyo Azul, and stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Cana online attractions planner .

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

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