16 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dominican Republic sightseeing planner
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Punta Cana
— 8 nights
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Sosua
— 3 nights
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Santo Domingo
— 4 nights
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Punta Cana — 8 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bavaro Beach and Safaris. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Macao Beach and Playa La Vacama. Explore Punta Cana's surroundings by going to La Romana (Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology, Teeth Of The Dog, &more) and Bayahibe (Public Beach Playa Dominicus & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Wed) at Saona Island. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers, and stroll through Arena Gorda Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Punta Cana travel route app.

Warsaw, Poland to Punta Cana is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Warsaw to Punta Cana. Traveling from Warsaw in December, expect Punta Cana to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sosua.
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Sosua — 3 nights

A hub for scuba-diving in the area and adventures along the north coast, Sosua itineraries tend to make good use of the scenic coastline.
Take a break from the city and head to 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua and Golden Beach (Playa Dorada). Get out of town with these interesting Sosua side-trips: Puerto Plata (Pico Isabel de Torres & Fortaleza San Felipe). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore by horseback at Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sosua online journey planner.

Getting from Punta Cana to Sosua by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Sosua sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santo Domingo.
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Santo Domingo — 4 nights

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Get outdoors at National Aquarium and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and delve into the distant past at Monasterio de San Francisco.

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

Traveling by car from Sosua to Santo Domingo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Dominican Republic travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.
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