14 days in Guatemala & Jamaica Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala & Jamaica Itinerary

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14 days in Guatemala & Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Negril, Jamaica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Portland, United States


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2
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Convento Santa Clara and Food Tours. Volcán Pacaya and Iglesia de La Merced are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at La Azotea, admire the striking features of Iglesia Escuela de Cristo, look for gifts at La Casa del Algodon, and make a trip to San Jose El Viejo.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Antigua trip planner.

Portland, USA to Antigua is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Portland in November: highs in Antigua hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Negril.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

La Azotea
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Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya

1
night
Negril, Jamaica

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, Head underground at The Throne Room, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Negril tour builder app .

Explore your travel options from Antigua to Negril with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antigua to Negril due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Antigua in November, expect Negril to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Negril

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Distillery Tours
Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church ©

2
nights
Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

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 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at YS Falls, sample the fine beverages at Appleton Estate, and then steep yourself in history at Accompong Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at The Mud Palace Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bluefields Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Elizabeth Parish trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Negril to Saint Elizabeth Parish in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bluefields Beach
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Bluefields Beach ©
Bluefields Beach
YS Falls ©
YS Falls

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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 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Coyaba River Garden and Museum, admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Firefly House, then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Hole, then admire the sheer force of Little Dunn's River Falls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ocho Rios road trip site .

Getting from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Ocho Rios by combination of car and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Ocho Rios, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Firefly House ©
Firefly House

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Rose Hall Great House and Rastafari Indigenous Village. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Reggae Style Mayfield Falls. When in Montego Bay, make a side trip to see Burwood Beach in Falmouth, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, steep yourself in history at The Cage, look for gifts at Jewels In Paradise, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montego Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rastafari Indigenous Village, Reggae Style Mayfield Falls, Burwood Beach
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Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

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