8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Montego Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Negril
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint Elizabeth Parish
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Ocho Rios
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Montego Bay

Montego Bay ©
The second largest city in Jamaica, Montego Bay boasts an international airport and a major cruise-line terminal, so it regularly receives a big influx of visitors to the island.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Montego Bay Yacht Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), then relax in the rural setting at Croydon Plantation, then buy something for everyone on your list at Whitter Village Shopping Mall, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Greenwood Great House, then relax in the rural setting at Good Hope Plantation, and finally stop by Tropicana Jewelers.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montego Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Portland, USA to Montego Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Montego Bay are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Negril.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Good Hope Plantation, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay)
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Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden ©
Croydon Plantation ©
Croydon Plantation

1
night
Negril

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the different shops at Times Square Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Booby Cay Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Negril trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Montego Bay to Negril in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Negril are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Negril

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Booby Cay Island ©
Booby Cay Island

1
night
Saint Elizabeth Parish

Saint Elizabeth Parish ©
Ecotourism and beach break activities dominate most Saint Elizabeth Parish itineraries, as this wild and relatively undeveloped region offers a wealth of natural environments.
On the 25th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Appleton Estate, then explore and take pictures at Bamboo Avenue, then explore the activities along Black River, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lovers' Leap.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Elizabeth Parish trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Negril to Saint Elizabeth Parish by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint Elizabeth Parish are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Antonio.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bamboo Avenue
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Black River ©
Black River
Bamboo Avenue ©
Bamboo Avenue
Lovers' Leap ©
Lovers' Leap

1
night
Port Antonio

Port Antonio ©
A coastal getaway from coastal getaways, Port Antonio offers a break from the more touristy retreats in the west of the island.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Winifred Beach, then kick back and relax at San San Beach, then take a stroll through Titchfield, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Grande.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Antonio day trip app .

Traveling by car from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Port Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Antonio are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Port Antonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rio Grande
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Winifred Beach ©
Winifred Beach
Rio Grande ©
Rio Grande
San San Beach ©
San San Beach

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nights
Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios ©
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the galleries of Coyaba River Garden and Museum, stop by Jewels & Time Duty Free Jewelers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ocho Rios route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Antonio to Ocho Rios takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Ocho Rios, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 79°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls ©
Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls
Scuba & Snorkeling

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