16 days in Jamaica Itinerary

16 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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16 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Kingston
1
Kingston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saint Elizabeth Parish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montego Bay
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Ocho Rios
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
5
Portland Parish
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
End: Kingston

2
nights
Kingston

Kingston ©
The country's capital, Kingston offers all the excitement of a lively and storied city, while also housing the services and facilities travelers need to get around and see the rest of the island.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jamaica National Gallery and Trench Town Culture Yard. Visit Trench Town and Trinity Moravian for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Kingston: People's Museum of Craft & Technology (in Spanish Town) and Craighton Estate Great House (in Irish Town). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Lime Cay, take in the architecture and design of University Of The West Indies - Mona, steep yourself in history at Port Royal, and don't miss a visit to Fort Rupert.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kingston trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kingston. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

People's Museum of Craft & Technology, Craighton Estate Great House
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Fort Rupert ©
Fort Rupert
Trench Town Culture Yard ©
Trench Town Culture Yard
Trench Town ©
Trench Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Appleton Estate, then admire all the interesting features of Bamboo Avenue, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Black River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lovers' Leap, then stroll through Treasure Beach, and then stop by The Mud Palace Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Elizabeth Parish trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kingston to Saint Elizabeth Parish takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Jamaica
Highlights from your plan
Appleton Estate ©
Appleton Estate
Treasure Beach ©
Treasure Beach
Bamboo Avenue ©
Bamboo Avenue

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Good Hope Plantation and Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden. Popular historic sites such as Rastafari Indigenous Village and The Cage are in your itinerary. 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). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Greenwood Great House, steep yourself in history at Fort Charlotte, identify plant and animal life at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), and tee off at Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montego Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Montego Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Negril, Jamaica, Good Hope Plantation, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay)
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church ©
Rastafari Indigenous Village ©
Rastafari Indigenous Village

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Coyaba River Garden and Museum and Firefly House. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Ocho Rios side-trips: St. Ann's Bay (H'Evans Scent & Stush in the Bush). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Little Dunn's River Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Firewater Mineral Healing Spring.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios trip website .

Take a bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Ocho Rios, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Ann's Bay
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Firefly House ©
Firefly House
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

2
nights
Portland Parish

Portland Parish ©
Tourism in Portland Parish has changed focus in recent years.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Grande, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and then go for a stroll along the water at Errol Flynn Marina. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at San San Beach, then stroll through Winifred Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Portland Parish Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland Parish trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Ocho Rios to Portland Parish in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Portland Parish, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland Parish

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Winifred Beach ©
Winifred Beach
San San Beach ©
San San Beach
Portland Parish Church ©
Portland Parish Church

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