15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  11​h
1
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Punta Rucia
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  2​h
3
Sosua
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Galeras
— 2 nights
shuttle:  4​h 30​min
5
Punta Cana
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Brussels

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Calle de Las Damas and Palacio Consistorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parque Colon and Catedral Primada de America. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santo Domingo trip builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Santo Domingo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punta Rucia.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Calle de Las Damas ©
Calle de Las Damas
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Parque Colon ©
Parque Colon

1
night
Punta Rucia

Punta Rucia ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Arena, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), and then stroll through Playa de Punta Rucia.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Punta Rucia trip maker .

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Punta Rucia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Punta Rucia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Sosua.

Things to do in Punta Rucia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Arena
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Playa de Punta Rucia ©
Playa de Punta Rucia
Cayo Arena ©
Cayo Arena

2
nights
Sosua

Sosua ©
A hub for scuba-diving in the area and adventures along the north coast, Sosua itineraries tend to make good use of the scenic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabarete Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sosua Beach. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sosua trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Punta Rucia to Sosua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Sosua

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto Plata, Cabarete
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Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Spas

2
nights
Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at La Playita Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa Rincon, and then stop by Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Salto El Limon and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Galeras tour builder .

You can drive from Sosua to Las Galeras in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. December in Las Galeras sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Samana Province, Santa Barbara de Samana
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La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach
Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juanillo Beach and National Park of the East. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta Cana: Altos de Chavon (in La Romana), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bayahibe) and Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia (in Higuey). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana online attractions planner .

You can take a shuttle from Las Galeras to Punta Cana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bayahibe, Altos de Chavon, Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach

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