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

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

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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Juanillo Beach, and then stop by Don Lucas Cigars. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach and then kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach.

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Charleston, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 7- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old San Juan and Paseo de la Princesa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balneario Luquillo and Playa Mar Chiquita. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Park Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Juan itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Punta Cana to San Juan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Juan

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Balneario Luquillo
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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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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Swing Bridge. Step out of Belize City to go to La Democracia and see The Belize Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, and look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City attractions planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Belize City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Belize City is minus 2 hours. August in Belize City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

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