8 days in Cancun & Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Cancun & Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Cancun & Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Memphis, United States
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Negril, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  2​h
5
Portland Parish, Jamaica
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Memphis, United States

2
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach, and finally walk around arte Garden. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Escenica, then examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, then meet the residents at Croco Cun Zoo, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun visit planning website .

Memphis, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in March, you will find days in Cancun are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are warmer (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Spas
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
day
Montego Bay, Jamaica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Doctor's Cave Beach, contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, then explore the activities along Martha Brae River, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montego Bay visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Montego Bay takes 8 hours. In March in Montego Bay, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Negril.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Martha Brae Rafting Village ©
Martha Brae Rafting Village
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Negril, Jamaica

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Negril Cliffs, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get where you need to go with Taxis & Shuttles, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Blue Hole Mineral Spring, then stop by Irie Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach, and finally explore the activities along Bloody Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Negril attractions planner .

Take a bus from Montego Bay to Negril in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Negril, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Negril

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Blue Hole Mineral Spring
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Bloody Bay ©
Bloody Bay

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, get interesting insight from Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ocho Rios trip maker .

Traveling by car from Negril to Ocho Rios takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ocho Rios are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Portland Parish, Jamaica

Portland Parish ©
Tourism in Portland Parish has changed focus in recent years.
To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Portland Parish trip maker 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 March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland Parish

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Frenchman's Cove ©
Frenchman's Cove

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