18 days in Brisbane & Jamaica Itinerary

18 days in Brisbane & Jamaica Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  27 h
2
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Negril, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h
6
Portland Parish, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Kingston, Jamaica
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, approximately Oxenford away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and stroll around Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montego Bay: Reggae Style Mayfield Falls (in Savanna La Mar), Tryall Golf Course (in Sandy Bay) and Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original) (in Pennycooke). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Doctor's Cave Beach, play a few rounds at White Witch Golf Course, contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montego Bay route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Montego Bay in 28 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Montego Bay. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Montego Bay to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Negril.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Reggae Style Mayfield Falls, Tryall Golf Course, Mayfield Falls Jamaica (Original)
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Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden ©
Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach
Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then look for gifts at Irie Art, and then explore the activities along Bloody Bay.

Make your Negril itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Montego Bay to Negril by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Negril

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bloody Bay ©
Bloody Bay
Distillery Tours

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Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

Saint Elizabeth Parish ©
Ecotourism and beach break activities dominate most Saint Elizabeth Parish itineraries, as this wild and relatively undeveloped region offers a wealth of natural environments.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of YS Falls and then take a stroll through Bamboo Avenue.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Elizabeth Parish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Negril to Saint Elizabeth Parish takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Saint Elizabeth Parish sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bamboo Avenue
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YS Falls ©
YS Falls
Bamboo Avenue ©
Bamboo Avenue

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocho Rios: Bob Marley Museum (in St. Ann's Bay) and Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, stop by Jewels & Time Duty Free Jewelers, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ocho Rios trip app.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Ocho Rios in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Ocho Rios, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bob Marley Museum, Green Grotto Caves
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

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Portland Parish, Jamaica

Portland Parish ©
Tourism in Portland Parish has changed focus in recent years.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Nanny Falls, relax in the rural setting at Restoration Village Farm, and then trek along Blue Mountain Peak. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Reach Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Cove, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland Parish trip maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Ocho Rios to Portland Parish in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Portland Parish, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Portland Parish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Mountain Peak
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Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Reach Falls ©
Reach Falls
Frenchman's Cove ©
Frenchman's Cove

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Kingston, Jamaica

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains and then look for gifts at Reve Jewellery & Accessories. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bob Marley Museum, get outside with Lime Cay, and then take in the architecture and design of University Of The West Indies - Mona.

Discover how to plan a Kingston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Portland Parish to Kingston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kingston can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kingston

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum
University Of The West Indies - Mona ©
University Of The West Indies - Mona

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