9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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9 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Cabarete
— 1 night
3
Las Galeras
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Visit Juanillo Beach and Bavaro Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Public Beach Playa Dominicus. There's lots more to do: walk around Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana road trip site .

London, UK to Punta Cana is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Punta Cana to be warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cabarete.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bayahibe
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Public Beach Playa Dominicus ©
Public Beach Playa Dominicus

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 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sosua Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Kana Rapai, and then kick back and relax at Cabarete Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabarete trip planner .

You can drive from Punta Cana to Cabarete in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Punta Cana in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Cabarete. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Galeras.

Things to do in Cabarete

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sosua Beach
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Sosua Beach ©
Sosua Beach
Cabarete Beach ©
Cabarete Beach
Kana Rapai ©
Kana Rapai

2
nights
Las Galeras

Las Galeras ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through La Playita Beach and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, stop by Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Playa Rincon.

Plan trip to Las Galeras with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cabarete to Las Galeras by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in Las Galeras

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Barbara de Samana, Playa Rincon
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La Playita Beach ©
La Playita Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Rincon ©
Playa Rincon

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, then kick back and relax at Punta Bonita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Las Ballenas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Terrenas journey builder app .

You can drive from Las Galeras to Las Terrenas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

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

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