18 days in Jamaica Itinerary

18 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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18 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h 30 min
1
Kingston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ocho Rios
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Montego Bay
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kingston side-trips: Hellshire Beach (in Portmore), Reach Falls (in Port Antonio) and Blue Mountain Peak (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Bob Marley Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church on the Rock, go for a stroll along the water at Port Royal, and stop by Chocolate Dreams.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kingston online holiday builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Kingston is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in September, with highs in Kingston at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Church on the Rock, Reach Falls, Blue Mountain Peak, Hellshire Beach
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Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Hellshire Beach ©
Hellshire Beach
Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Rainforest Adventures and Green Grotto Caves. Step out of Ocho Rios to go to St. Ann's Bay and see Bob Marley Museum, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamboo Beach Club, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and walk around Konoko Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocho Rios vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kingston to Ocho Rios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Ann's Bay, Green Grotto Caves
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Rainforest Adventures ©
Rainforest Adventures
Green Grotto Caves ©
Green Grotto Caves

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Seven Mile Beach and Tryall Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Montego Bay: Negril (Bloody Bay, Negril Cliffs, & more), YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish) and Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Doctor's Cave Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Martha Brae Rafting Village, and steep yourself in history at Rose Hall Great House.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montego Bay day trip planning site .

Getting from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Montego Bay are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Negril, Paintball Jamaica, YS Falls, Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original), Tryall Golf Course
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
YS Falls ©
YS Falls
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach

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