5 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

5 days in Dominican Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Punta Cana
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
2
Santo Domingo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Santa Barbara de Samana
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Sosua
— 1 night
Drive + 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.
Plan my day in Punta Cana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Washington DC, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Punta Cana is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Punta Cana reach 83°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Punta Espada Golf Course ©
Punta Espada Golf Course
Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
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, get to know the fascinating history of Calle de Las Damas, examine the collection at Museo De Las Casas Reales, thensteep yourself in history at Fortaleza Ozama, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Agora Mall.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary app.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara de Samana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Museo De Las Casas Reales ©
Museo De Las Casas Reales
Fortaleza Ozama ©
Fortaleza Ozama
Calle de Las Damas ©
Calle de Las Damas

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night
Santa Barbara de Samana

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tainopark, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenlook for gifts at Samana's Picasso: Eusebio dominican paintings, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara de Samana route planning app.

Drive from Santo Domingo to Santa Barbara de Samana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara de Samana can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Zipline

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sosua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara de Samana to Sosua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. 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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sosua

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

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