26 days in Caribbean & United States Itinerary

26 days in Caribbean & United States Itinerary

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26 days in Caribbean & United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  45 min
3
Sandy Ground, Anguilla
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Fort-de-France, Martinique
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Bridgetown, Barbados
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Miami, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to 27 Charcos and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena). You'll get in some beach time at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) and Key Paradise. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Plata: Cabarete Beach (in Cabarete) and Sosua Beach (in Sosua). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, look for gifts at Estrella Avenida, see the interesting displays at Macorix House of Rum, and contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe.

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San Francisco, USA to Puerto Plata is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Plata: highs are around 85°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sandy Ground.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sosua, Cabarete Beach, Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
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27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

1
night
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Philipsburg ©
Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Great Bay Beach and then kick back and relax at Maho Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philipsburg visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Plata to Philipsburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Puerto Plata in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Philipsburg, with lows around 75°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sandy Ground.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Orient Bay Beach, Maho Beach
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Maho Beach ©
Maho Beach
Great Bay Beach ©
Great Bay Beach
Fort Amsterdam ©
Fort Amsterdam

5
nights
Sandy Ground, Anguilla

Sandy Ground ©
Sandy Ground is a village and one of the fourteen Districts of Anguilla, and its main port. We've included these beaches for you: Shoal Bay and Rendezvous Bay Beach. Visiting Sandy Ground and Little Bay will get you outdoors. Step out of Sandy Ground to go to Island Harbour and see Scilly Cay, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sandy Ground vacation maker website.

Sandy Ground is just a stone's throw from Philipsburg. In March, daily temperatures in Sandy Ground can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort-de-France.

Things to do in Sandy Ground

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

West End Village, Meads Bay, Scilly Cay, Little Bay, Shoal Bay
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Shoal Bay ©
Shoal Bay
Rendezvous Bay Beach ©
Rendezvous Bay Beach
Meads Bay ©
Meads Bay

5
nights
Fort-de-France, Martinique

Fort-de-France ©
The political capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France has a thriving commercial center and a number of historic sites.
Relax by the water at Plage des Salines and Anse Dufour. Visiting Montagne Pelee and Grande Anse des Salines will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort-de-France: Etang des Salines (in Sainte-Anne) and La Savane des Esclaves (in Trois-Ilets). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Balata, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc Naturel Regional de la Martinique, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort-de-France trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Sandy Ground to Fort-de-France in 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Fort-de-France can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Fort-de-France

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Trois-Ilets, Anse Dufour, Montagne Pelee, Habitation Clement
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Plage des Salines ©
Plage des Salines
Montagne Pelee ©
Montagne Pelee
Anse Dufour
Anse Dufour

6
nights
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottom Bay and Dover Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Carlisle Bay and Soup Bowl. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bridgetown: Crane Beach (in Union Hall), Bathsheba (Bathsheba Beach & Andromeda Botanic Gardens) and Saint Philip Parish (Saint Philip Parish Church & Sunbury Plantation House). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Browne's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebbles Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bridgetown travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Fort-de-France to Bridgetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Philip Parish, Saint Joseph Parish, Oistins, Dover Beach, Rockley Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Carlisle Bay ©
Carlisle Bay

2
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Port of Miami, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planning tool.

Getting from Bridgetown to Miami by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bridgetown to Miami. Expect little chillier evenings in Miami when traveling from Bridgetown in March, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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