15 days in Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis & St. Lucia Itinerary

15 days in Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis & St. Lucia Itinerary

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
— 2 nights
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 1 night

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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.
Visit Playa Caleton and Cabarete Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortaleza San Felipe and Kana Rapai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Plata: Sosua (Scuba & Snorkeling & Zipline) and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) (in Punta Rucia). There's more to do: look for gifts at Diamonds International Amber Cove and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Plata online trip itinerary builder.

Portland, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Puerto Plata, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get much warmer in Puerto Plata: highs are around 87°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Playa Caleton ©
Playa Caleton
Fortaleza San Felipe ©
Fortaleza San Felipe

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and National Botanical Garden. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kahkow Experience and Zona Colonial. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, contemplate the long history of Parque Colon, make a trip to Palacio Consistorial, and admire the masterpieces at Amber Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santo Domingo day trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kahkow Experience ©
Kahkow Experience
Scuba & Snorkeling
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

3
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Juanillo Beach and Public Beach Playa Dominicus. Explore hidden gems such as National Park of the East and Don Lucas Cigars. Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bayahibe) and Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia (in Higuey).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Punta Cana trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Basseterre.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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National Park of the East ©
National Park of the East
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Amina Craft Market. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greg's Safaris, then take in nature's colorful creations at Romney Manor, and then admire the landmark architecture of Clay Villa Plantation House & Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Basseterre trip builder site.

You can fly from Punta Cana to Basseterre in 6.5 hours. In December in Basseterre, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Soufriere.

Things to do in Basseterre

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park ©
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greg's Safaris ©
Greg's Safaris

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Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere ©
Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Anse Mamin and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Soufriere day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Basseterre to Soufriere takes 8.5 hours. December in Soufriere sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Soufriere

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Anse Mamin ©
Anse Mamin
Jalousie Beach ©
Jalousie Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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