8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7 h
1
Montego Bay
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Ocho Rios
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Negril
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Newark

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at The Craft Market at the Hip Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Rose Hall Great House and then kick back and relax at Doctor's Cave Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Montego Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Montego Bay is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Montego Bay to be much warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Montego Bay

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Rose Hall Great House ©
Rose Hall Great House
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Ocho Rios is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, theme parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the waterfront views at White River.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ocho Rios visit planning site .

Traveling by bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Negril.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Horseback Riding Tours
White River ©
White River

2
nights
Negril

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Negril Cliffs and then explore the activities along Bloody Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Negril day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ocho Rios to Negril in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Negril sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Negril

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Negril Cliffs ©
Negril Cliffs
Bloody Bay ©
Bloody Bay

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