15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santo Domingo
— 3 nights
2
Punta Rucia
— 1 night
3
Sosua
— 2 nights
4
Las Galeras
— 2 nights
5
Punta Cana
— 6 nights

3
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortaleza Ozama and Calle de Las Damas. Visit Alcazar de Colon and Monasterio de San Francisco for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Palacio Consistorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo tour planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Santo Domingo is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Brussels to Santo Domingo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Punta Rucia.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Fortaleza Ozama ©
Fortaleza Ozama

1
night
Punta Rucia

Punta Rucia
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Cayo Arena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Punta Rucia.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Punta Rucia trip planning app.

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Punta Rucia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sosua.

Things to do in Punta Rucia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Cabarete Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sosua Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sosua road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Punta Rucia to Sosua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Sosua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playita Beach, thenstroll through Playa Rincon, and then look for gifts at Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Limon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Galeras holiday planning tool.

Drive from Sosua to Las Galeras in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Las Galeras are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Visit Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers. Venture out of the city with trips to Altos de Chavon (in La Romana) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bayahibe). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Juanillo Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Punta Cana trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Galeras to Punta Cana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

National Park of the East, Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Altos de Chavon, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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