22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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22 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Kharkiv
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Puerto Plata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Bayahibe
— 4 nights
shuttle:  2​h 15​min
4
Punta Cana
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kharkiv

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Plata side-trips: Zipline (in Sosua) and La Aurora Cigar Factory (in Santiago de los Caballeros). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, take in the dramatic scenery at 27 Charcos, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Plata tour planner .

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Puerto Plata is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kharkiv to Puerto Plata. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kharkiv in August, with highs in Puerto Plata at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Aurora Cigar Factory, Zipline
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

4
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, and browse the exhibits of Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip website .

Getting from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Tres Ojos
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon

4
nights
Bayahibe

Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayahibe: La Romana (Altos de Chavon, Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, & more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Museo y Fabrica de Puras, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayahibe trip maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Santo Domingo to Bayahibe takes 3 hours. In September in Bayahibe, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

La Romana
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon
Speed Boats Tours

8
nights
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.
Punta Cana is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Macao Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana travel planner .

Take a shuttle from Bayahibe to Punta Cana in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Zipline
Swim with Dolphins
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach

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