5 days in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

5 days in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

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5 days in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo & Punta Cana Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  9​h
1
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2​h
3
Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Savannah

1
night
Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata ©
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, then view the masterpieces at Joyeria Las Americas, then view the masterpieces at Casa de Cultura, and finally admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Plata attractions planner.

Savannah, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Puerto Plata due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Savannah, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Plata, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Museums
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe
Joyeria Las Americas ©
Joyeria Las Americas

1
night
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Houses, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de Colon, then pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santo Domingo tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums Historic Sites
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©

2
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 25th (Mon), stroll through Bavaro Beach, then look for gifts at La Perla Dominicana, and then see the interesting displays at Aromas Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Punta Cana trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
La Perla Dominicana ©
La Perla Dominicana

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