12 days in Jamaica, Cuba & Bahamas Itinerary

12 days in Jamaica, Cuba & Bahamas Itinerary

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12 days in Jamaica, Cuba & Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  30​h
1
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nassau, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ocho Rios Bay Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Hole, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocho Rios holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ocho Rios is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Ocho Rios. In November, daytime highs in Ocho Rios are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Ocho Rios Bay Beach ©
Ocho Rios Bay Beach

2
nights
Montego Bay, Jamaica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, look for gifts at Tropicana Jewelers, and then kick back and relax at Doctor's Cave Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montego Bay trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negril
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach
Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Havana and Plaza de la Catedral. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, contemplate the long history of El Morro, make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Havana holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Montego Bay to Havana takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Montego Bay in November, expect Havana to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Malecon ©
El Malecon

2
nights
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cabbage Beach, don't miss a visit to The Cloisters Nassau, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Junkanoo Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nassau trip site .

You can fly from Havana to Nassau in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Havana in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nassau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Cabbage Beach ©
Cabbage Beach
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas ©

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