8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Negril
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Ocho Rios
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Montego Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
Negril

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
On the 1st (Sun), Head underground at Blue Hole Mineral Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Negril Cliffs, and then stroll through Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloody Bay, and then look for gifts at Irie Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Negril route tool .

Newark, USA to Negril is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. In December, Negril is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Negril

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Hole Mineral Spring
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Negril Cliffs ©
Negril Cliffs
Bloody Bay ©
Bloody Bay

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, then stroll around Konoko Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Hole, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ocho Rios trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Negril to Ocho Rios in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ocho Rios can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montego Bay: Tryall Golf Course (in Sandy Bay) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Falmouth). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Rose Hall Great House, browse the different shops at Whitter Village Shopping Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Doctor's Cave Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Cage.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montego Bay trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Tryall Golf Course
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Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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