16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h
1
Punta Cana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cabrera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cabarete
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Santiago de los Caballeros
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
6
Constanza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Juanillo Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arena Gorda Beach.

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Brussels, Belgium to Punta Cana is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. In January, Punta Cana is much warmer than Brussels - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Arena Gorda Beach ©
Arena Gorda Beach

2
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas ©
Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Punta Bonita, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Ballenas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a stroll through Pueblo de Los Pescadores.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Terrenas tour planner .

You can drive from Punta Cana to Las Terrenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cabrera.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Playa Las Ballenas ©
Playa Las Ballenas
Punta Bonita ©
Punta Bonita

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nights
Cabrera

Cabrera ©
Cabrera is a town in María Trinidad Sánchez province, Dominican Republic. On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caleton and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Gringos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Entrada Beach.

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You can drive from Las Terrenas to Cabrera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cabrera, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Cabrera

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Caleton, Playa Los Gringos
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Playa Caleton ©
Playa Caleton
Playa Los Gringos ©
Playa Los Gringos
La Entrada Beach ©
La Entrada Beach

1
night
Cabarete

Cabarete ©
Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Chilvers Fine Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabarete Beach, then explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cabarete day trip planning app .

Drive from Cabrera to Cabarete in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Cabarete sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago de los Caballeros.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
Santiago de los Caballeros

Santiago de los Caballeros ©
Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo, then walk around Duarte Park, and then make a trip to La Aurora Cigar Factory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de los Caballeros journey builder .

Traveling by bus from Cabarete to Santiago de los Caballeros takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Santiago de los Caballeros, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Constanza.

Things to do in Santiago de los Caballeros

Parks Wildlife
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Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo ©
Duarte Park ©
Duarte Park

1
night
Constanza

Constanza ©
Constanza is a town and municipality in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic.HistoryThe name of Constanza has its origin in the legend the daughter of a local taino cacique who lived in the valley. On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monumento Divino Nino, explore the ancient world of Piedra Letrada, and then explore the ancient world of Las Piramides.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Constanza road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Santiago de los Caballeros to Constanza in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Constanza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monumento Divino Nino
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Piedra Letrada ©
Piedra Letrada
Monumento Divino Nino ©
Monumento Divino Nino

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nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Primada de America and Convento de los Dominicos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Guayacanes and Chu Chu Colonial. When in Santo Domingo, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Boca Chica, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas), appreciate the extensive heritage of La Atarazana, examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and contemplate the long history of Palacio Consistorial.

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Traveling by car from Constanza to Santo Domingo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa Guayacanes
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Playa Guayacanes ©
Playa Guayacanes
Chu Chu Colonial ©
Chu Chu Colonial

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