8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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8 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Bus:  28 h
1
Montego Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Negril
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ocho Rios
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kingston
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  27 h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Martha Brae River, then contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doctor's Cave Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Montego Bay trip app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Montego Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Montego Bay due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Montego Bay, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Negril.

Things to do in Montego Bay

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

1
night
Negril

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Negril Cliffs and then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Negril online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Montego Bay to Negril takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Negril can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Negril

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Blue Hole, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Rainforest Adventures Jamaica and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ocho Rios road trip website .

Take a bus from Negril to Ocho Rios in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Ocho Rios sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kingston.

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
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church ©

1
night
Kingston

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.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kingston road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ocho Rios to Kingston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum
Reve Jewellery & Accessories ©
Reve Jewellery & Accessories
Chocolate Dreams ©
Chocolate Dreams

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