26 days in Jamaica & Dominican Republic Itinerary

26 days in Jamaica & Dominican Republic Itinerary

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26 days in Jamaica & Dominican Republic Itinerary

Start: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Fly:  26​h
1
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
3
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 6 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kharkiv, Ukraine

5
nights
Montego Bay, Jamaica

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Doctor's Cave Beach. Get outdoors at Tryall Golf Course and White Witch Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montego Bay: Bloody Bay (in Negril), Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke) and YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Whitter Village Shopping Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montego Bay itinerary planner .

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Montego Bay is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kharkiv to Montego Bay. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kharkiv in August: high temperatures in Montego Bay hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Negril, YS Falls, Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original), Tryall Golf Course
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
YS Falls ©
YS Falls

4
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.
Relax by the water at Bamboo Beach Club and Ocho Rios Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Dunn's River Falls and Park and Blue Hole. Get out of town with these interesting Ocho Rios side-trips: Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay), Blue Mountain Peak (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Bob Marley Museum (in St. Ann's Bay). There's lots more to do: trek along Fern Gully, head outdoors with Rocketman Jamaica, take in the natural beauty of Firewater Mineral Healing Spring, and look for gifts at Jewels & Time Duty Free Jewelers.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios online tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St. Ann's Bay, Rocketman Jamaica, Green Grotto Caves, Blue Mountain Peak
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Green Grotto Caves ©
Green Grotto Caves

7
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
We've included these beaches for you: Bavaro Beach and Juanillo Beach. Get in touch with nature at Saona Island and Punta Espada Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Punta Cana side-trips: Bayahibe (Scuba & Snorkeling & National Park of the East). Spend the 10th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Macao Beach, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tee off at Barcelo Lakes Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arena Gorda Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Ocho Rios to Punta Cana in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. In September in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bayahibe
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

6
nights
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata ©
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at 27 Charcos and Cofresi Beach. Relax by the water at Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) and Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena). Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Sosua) and Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch (in Cabarete). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World Adventure Park, Puerto Plata, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Jewish Heritage, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza San Felipe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Alicia.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Plata route planning app .

Drive from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Plata can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sosua, Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch, Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
Highlights from your plan
27 Charcos ©
27 Charcos
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada) ©
Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
Pico Isabel de Torres ©
Pico Isabel de Torres

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