9 days in Jamaica Itinerary

9 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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9 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
Kingston
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ocho Rios
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Montego Bay
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bob Marley Museum, pause for some photo ops at Devon House, then look for gifts at Chocolate Dreams, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Port Royal. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hellshire Beach, then don't miss a visit to Two Sisters Cave, and then stroll around Emancipation Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kingston trip maker app .

Minneapolis, USA to Kingston is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect Kingston to be much hotter, temps between 90°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Portmore
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Port Royal ©
Port Royal
Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum
Devon House ©
Devon House

3
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.
Step out of Ocho Rios with an excursion to Bob Marley Museum in St. Ann's Bay--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, find something for the whole family at Rainforest Adventures, and stroll around Konoko Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocho Rios road trip website .

You can drive from Kingston to Ocho Rios in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ocho Rios can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bob Marley Museum
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Rainforest Adventures ©
Rainforest Adventures
Horseback Riding Tours

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montego Bay: Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke), YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish) and Seven Mile Beach (in Negril). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, stop by The Craft Market at the Hip Strip, make a trip to Hip Strip, and tee off at Tryall Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montego Bay trip planner .

You can take a bus from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tryall Golf Course, YS Falls, Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original), Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House
YS Falls ©
YS Falls

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