8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Ocho Rios
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Montego Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Rainforest Adventures and Bamboo Beach Club will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and admire the natural beauty at Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocho Rios online trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco, USA to Ocho Rios is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Ocho Rios. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Ocho Rios reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls ©
Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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.
Attractions like Seven Mile Beach and Tryall Golf Course make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Montego Bay: YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish) and Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Doctor's Cave Beach, steep yourself in history at Rose Hall Great House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Cage.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montego Bay online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, YS Falls, Tryall Golf Course, Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original)
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
YS Falls ©
YS Falls
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach

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