51 days in Guatemala & Jamaica Itinerary

51 days in Guatemala & Jamaica Itinerary

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Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
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Flores, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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Kingston, Jamaica
— 6 nights
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Port Antonio, Jamaica
— 5 nights
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 9 nights
Bus to Discovery Bay, Drive to Saint Elizabeth Parish
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Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
— 3 nights
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Negril, Jamaica
— 6 nights
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 8 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Volcán Pacaya and Volcan de Agua. Get some cultural insight at Casa del Jade and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Convento Santa Clara, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Antigua is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Antigua is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, you will find days in Antigua are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Flores, Guatemala

An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Visiting Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piedras Negras and Catedral de Flores. Step out of Flores with an excursion to Isla Principal Topoxte in Peten--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Flores trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Antigua to Flores in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In December, Flores is a bit warmer than Antigua - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Kingston, Jamaica

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.
Jamaica National Gallery and Devon House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Lime Cay and Blue Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kingston: St. Jago De La Vega Cathedral (in Spanish Town) and Hellshire Beach (in Portmore). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Holywell Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bob Marley Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Swallowfield Chapel, make a trip to 41 Fleet Street, and see the interesting displays at Peter Tosh Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kingston day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flores to Kingston. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Flores to Kingston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flores in December, expect Kingston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Antonio.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Port Antonio, Jamaica

A coastal getaway from coastal getaways, Port Antonio offers a break from the more touristy retreats in the west of the island.
Get some cultural insight at Titchfield and Portland Parish Church. Take a break from the city and head to Winifred Beach and Reach Falls. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boston Beach, explore the activities along Rio Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Bay Beach, and browse the fresh offerings at Boston Jerk Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Antonio trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kingston to Port Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Antonio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Port Antonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

9
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Explore Ocho Rios' surroundings by going to Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay), Bob Marley Museum (in St. Ann's Bay) and Blue Mountain Peak (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary, and Waterfall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ocho Rios day trip planning site.

Getting from Port Antonio to Ocho Rios by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Ocho Rios, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

Ecotourism and beach break activities dominate most Saint Elizabeth Parish itineraries, as this wild and relatively undeveloped region offers a wealth of natural environments.
Step off the beaten path and head to Treasure Beach and Black River. Step out of the city life by going to YS Falls and Bamboo Avenue. Step out of Saint Elizabeth Parish to go to Bluefields and see Bluefields Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Mud Palace Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Elizabeth Parish holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Ocho Rios to Saint Elizabeth Parish takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saint Elizabeth Parish sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Negril.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Negril, Jamaica

Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
Visit Seven Mile Beach and Bloody Bay for some beach relaxation. Visiting Booby Cay Island and Distillery Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Negril with an excursion to Original Mayfield Falls in Pennycooke--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, stop by Irie Art, and Head underground at Blue Hole Mineral Spring.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Negril online travel planner.

You can drive from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Negril in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Negril are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Negril

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Doctor's Cave Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Rose Hall Great House and Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Montego Bay side-trips: Burwood Beach (in Falmouth), Silver Sands Public Beach (in Duncans) and Good Hope Plantation (in Clarendon Parish). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Tryall Golf Course, look for gifts at White Witch Golf Course, and browse the exhibits of Greenwood Great House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Montego Bay online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Negril to Montego Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Jamaica travel guide

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Waterfalls · Beaches · Nightlife
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas, Jamaica remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the British monarch its official head of state. Jamaica tourism thrives thanks to the island nation's reputation for natural beauty, outstanding cuisine, and lively music scene. The country's landscape is as diverse as its population, its tropical climate supporting varied ecosystems that include everything from savannahs to rugged mountain slopes. For most visitors, a holiday in Jamaica is a largely outdoor affair, with hiking, fishing, golfing, camping, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kite surfing among the most popular things to do.