5 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

5 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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5 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Punta Cana
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara de Samana
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Sosua
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Punta Cana to be much warmer, temps between 83°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Punta Espada Golf Course ©
Punta Espada Golf Course
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana ©
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana

1
night
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 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Parque Colon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle de Las Damas, then examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Houses, then steep yourself in history at Fort Ozama, and finally browse the different shops at Agora Mall.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Santo Domingo travel route website .

Traveling by bus from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara de Samana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Parque Colon ©
Parque Colon
Agora Mall ©
Agora Mall
Museum of the Royal Houses ©
Museum of the Royal Houses

1
night
Santa Barbara de Samana

On the 13th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Tainopark, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara de Samana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo to Santa Barbara de Samana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Santa Barbara de Samana are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Sosua.

Things to do in Santa Barbara de Samana

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Sosua

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sosua tour planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Santa Barbara de Samana to Sosua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sosua when traveling from Santa Barbara de Samana in January, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sosua

Adventure Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

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