12 days in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico & Belize City Itinerary

12 days in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico & Belize City Itinerary

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12 days in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico & Belize City Itinerary

Start: Charleston, United States
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Charleston, United States

3
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juanillo Beach, and then stop by Don Lucas Cigars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach and then kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip maker tool .

Charleston, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Juanillo Beach ©
Juanillo Beach
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach

3
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paseo de la Princesa and Balneario Luquillo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Fajardo) and Playa Mar Chiquita (in Manati). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Park Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

Fly from Punta Cana to San Juan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita

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nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Altun Ha and The Belize Zoo. Get some cultural insight at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Caye Caulker (about 1h 50 min away). On the 11th (Sun), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, and take in the views from Swing Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Belize City vacation builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Juan to Belize City. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Altun Ha, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Fishing Charters & Tours, The Belize Zoo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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