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

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
3
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Portland, United States

3
nights
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) and Playa Caleton. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortaleza San Felipe and Kana Rapai. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Plata: Cabarete Beach (in Cabarete) and Sosua (Scuba & Snorkeling & Zipline). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and look for gifts at Diamonds International Amber Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Plata day trip planning website .

Portland, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In November, Puerto Plata is much warmer than Portland - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabarete, Sosua, Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), Playa Caleton
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Safaris
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Playa Caleton ©
Playa Caleton

3
nights
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Get a sense of the local culture at Calle de Las Damas and Parque Colon. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fortaleza Ozama. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcazar de Colon, explore the striking landscape of National Botanical Garden, make a trip to Zona Colonial, and relax in the rural setting at Kahkow Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo tour planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Calle de Las Damas ©
Calle de Las Damas
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Parque Colon ©
Parque Colon

3
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Public Beach Playa Dominicus. Get in touch with nature at Juanillo Beach and National Park of the East. Step out of Punta Cana to go to Higuey and see Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Don Lucas Cigars.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana day trip site .

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Punta Cana are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Basseterre.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bayahibe, Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach

2
nights
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre ©
Basseterre, estimated population 13,000 in 2011, is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the striking landscape of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, and then hunt for treasures at Amina Craft Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Greg's Safaris, then admire the natural beauty at Romney Manor, and then admire the striking features of Clay Villa Plantation House & Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Basseterre trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Punta Cana to Basseterre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. December in Basseterre sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Soufriere.

Things to do in Basseterre

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Clay Villa Plantation House & Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greg's Safaris ©
Greg's Safaris

1
night
Soufriere, St. Lucia

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): experience rural life at Anse Mamin and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Soufriere trip app .

Traveling by flight from Basseterre to Soufriere takes 8 hours. In December in Soufriere, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Soufriere

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jalousie Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jalousie Beach ©
Jalousie Beach
Anse Mamin ©
Anse Mamin

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