8 days in Santo Domingo, La Romana & Las Terrenas Itinerary

8 days in Santo Domingo, La Romana & Las Terrenas Itinerary

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8 days in Santo Domingo, La Romana & Las Terrenas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Santo Domingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
La Romana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Terrenas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Santo Domingo

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, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial, step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America, and meet the residents at National Aquarium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Santo Domingo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Santo Domingo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Romana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

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

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nights
La Romana

The city of La Romana offers good access to some of the most popular resorts in the Dominican Republic.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): play a few rounds at Teeth Of The Dog, then get to know the fascinating history of Altos de Chavon, and then stop by Cornelio Cigars. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then browse the different shops at Multiplaza film La Romana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Romana trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Santo Domingo to La Romana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in La Romana sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Terrenas.

Things to do in La Romana

Outdoors Tours Golf

Side Trip

Bayahibe
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Speed Boats Tours
Altos de Chavon ©
Altos de Chavon
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, located in the province of Samaná. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Terrenas itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Romana to Las Terrenas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Las Terrenas are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Terrenas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Horseback Riding Tours

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