8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h
Montego Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Ocho Rios
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Negril
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
Newark

2
days
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.
On the 24th (Sun), stop by The Craft Market at the Hip Strip. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Rose Hall Great House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Doctor's Cave Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montego Bay online itinerary creator.

Newark, USA to Montego Bay is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Montego Bay reach 86°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ocho Rios.

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Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House

3
days
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.
Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Rainforest Adventures Jamaica. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, contemplate the waterfront views at White River, admire the natural beauty at Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ocho Rios itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Negril.

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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Hole
Blue Hole
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Rainforest Adventures Jamaica

2
days
Negril

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Negril Cliffs and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bloody Bay. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

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You can drive from Ocho Rios to Negril in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Negril can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
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Negril Cliffs
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Bloody Bay

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