19 days in Dominican Republic & Trois-Ilets Itinerary

19 days in Dominican Republic & Trois-Ilets Itinerary

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19 days in Dominican Republic & Trois-Ilets Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly:  7 h
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Trois-Ilets, Martinique
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Winnipeg, Canada

6
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Wed) at Saona Island. There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish, get in on the family fun at Manati Park Bavaro, and get your game on at Escape Room Punta Cana.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana online vacation maker .

Winnipeg, Canada to Punta Cana is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in July, with highs in Punta Cana at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Bayahibe.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Safaris
Swim with Dolphins
Saona Island ©
Saona Island

2
nights
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Bayahibe ©
Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, the town of Bayahibe has grown from a fishing village into a bona fide tourist destination, with visitors mainly drawn to the many dive sites just off the coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Museo y Fabrica de Puras and then explore the striking landscape of National Park of the East. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Conquista Park, and then make a trip to Altos de Chavon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bayahibe trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Punta Cana to Bayahibe in 2.5 hours. July in Bayahibe sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Bayahibe

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Altos de Chavon
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National Park of the East ©
National Park of the East
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Santo Domingo is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, examine the collection at Museum of the Dominican Man, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Primada de America, and explore the world behind art at Amber Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Domingo road trip website .

Getting from Bayahibe to Santo Domingo by bus takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) ©
Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

3
nights
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata ©
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza San Felipe, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, then take a stroll around The Meeting Place, and finally stop by Estrella Avenida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Isabel de Torres, and then admire the sheer force of 27 Charcos.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puerto Plata online journey planner .

You can drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata ©
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

3
nights
Trois-Ilets, Martinique

Trois-Ilets ©
Named after three nearby islands, Trois-Ilets remains a small town few casual travelers ever get to explore.
Explore Trois-Ilets' surroundings by going to Zoo de Martinique - Habitation Latouche (in Le Carbet), Fort-de-France (Schoelcher Library, Jardin de Balata, &more) and Habitation Clement (in Le Francois). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at La Savane des Esclaves, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Bonne Delivrance, stop by Tournicoti Parapluie, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trois-Ilets trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Plata to Trois-Ilets in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Trois-Ilets, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Trois-Ilets

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort-de-France, Anse Dufour, Habitation Clement, Zoo de Martinique
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Jardin de Balata ©
Jardin de Balata
La Savane des Esclaves ©
La Savane des Esclaves
Habitation Clement ©
Habitation Clement

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