16 days in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Cuba Itinerary

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16 days in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Cuba Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  17 h
1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
4
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to El Yunque Rain Forest and Pine Grove Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, steep yourself in history at La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, and admire the striking features of The Capitol of Puerto Rico.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary maker tool .

Dublin, Ireland to San Juan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dublin to San Juan. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pine Grove Beach, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

4
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Take a break from the city and head to Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Zoni Beach and Carlos Rosario Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Culebra online driving holiday planner .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. In June, daytime highs in Culebra are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Coralina Tropical Shop, then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through El Tour Caribe, and then kick back and relax at Bavaro Beach. On the next day, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Macao Beach, and then look for gifts at HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Punta Cana road trip planner.

Getting from Culebra to Punta Cana by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. June in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

2
nights
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, steep yourself in history at Fort Ozama, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace and then make a trip to Zona Colonial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Santo Domingo online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites
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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
El Malecon and Old Square (Plaza Vieja) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Havana and El Morro. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana, admire the striking features of Casa de la Amistad, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Havana online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Santo Domingo to Havana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santo Domingo to Havana due to the time zone difference. June in Havana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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