9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Las Terrenas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cabarete
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Santo Domingo
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of La Atarazana, get to know the fascinating history of Chu Chu Colonial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio Consistorial.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santo Domingo route maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Santo Domingo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Santo Domingo due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Chu Chu Colonial ©
Chu Chu Colonial

3
nights
Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Punta Bonita. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Terrenas road trip planning site .

Take a bus from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Las Terrenas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cabarete.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Cabarete

Water sports and adventure tourism have replaced fishing and farming as the focal point of Cabarete.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Grande and Encuentro Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Caleton and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beach Alicia, explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Sosua.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cabarete journey planner .

Drive from Las Terrenas to Cabarete in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Terrenas in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Cabarete. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Cabarete

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sosua, Playa Grande, Playa Caleton
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Caleton ©
Playa Caleton
Beach Alicia ©
Beach Alicia

1
day
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, steep yourself in history at Convento de los Dominicos, and then stroll around Parque Duarte.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cabarete to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Parks
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Convento de los Dominicos ©
Convento de los Dominicos
Fortaleza Ozama ©
Fortaleza Ozama
Parque Duarte ©
Parque Duarte

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