4 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

4 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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4 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Punta Cana
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h
2
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Puerto Plata
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach and then stroll through Bavaro Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Punta Cana travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. In November, Punta Cana is much warmer than Newark - with highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo tour builder .

Take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Estrella Avenida and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Plata day trip website .

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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