12 days in Jamaica Itinerary

12 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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12 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  15 h
1
Ocho Rios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Port Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Saint Elizabeth Parish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Montego Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Ocho Rios

A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then explore the galleries of Coyaba River Garden and Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ocho Rios road trip planning app .

London, UK to Ocho Rios is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Ocho Rios due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get much hotter in Ocho Rios: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Antonio.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Grande, don't miss a visit to Fort George, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Winifred Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Antonio journey website .

You can drive from Ocho Rios to Port Antonio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Port Antonio sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Port Antonio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Appleton Estate, then wander the streets of Bamboo Avenue, and then explore the activities along Black River. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lovers' Leap, then enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Accompong Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint Elizabeth Parish, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Antonio to Saint Elizabeth Parish by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Saint Elizabeth Parish, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jamaica
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Treasure Beach ©
Treasure Beach
Black River ©
Black River
Lovers' Leap ©
Lovers' Leap

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Half Moon Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay) and White Witch Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Montego Bay side-trips: Negril (Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the fascinating history of Rastafari Indigenous Village, get engrossed in the history at Greenwood Great House, and get great views at Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden.

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Traveling by car from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Montego Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Negril, Jamaica, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
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Rastafari Indigenous Village ©
Rastafari Indigenous Village
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary ©
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

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