17 days in Jamaica Itinerary

17 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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17 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Kingston
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Port Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ocho Rios
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Negril
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Montego Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Trench Town, savor the flavors at Chocolate Dreams Ltd., then make a trip to Fort Charles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Reve Jewellery & Accessories.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kingston sightseeing tool .

London, UK to Kingston is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Kingston reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. You will leave for Port Antonio on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Kingston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Trench Town ©
Trench Town
Fort Charles ©
Fort Charles
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

4
nights
Port Antonio

Port Antonio ©
A coastal getaway from coastal getaways, Port Antonio offers a break from the more touristy retreats in the west of the island.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San San Beach, Blue Lagoon and Reach Falls. We've included these beaches for you: Boston Beach and Winnifred Beach. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Grande and kick back and relax at Frenchman's Cove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Kingston to Port Antonio in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Port Antonio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Ocho Rios on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Port Antonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rio Grande
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Winifred Beach ©
Winifred Beach
Rio Grande ©
Rio Grande
San San Beach ©
San San Beach

1
night
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 4th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Firefly House. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocho Rios road trip tool .

Drive from Port Antonio to Ocho Rios in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Ocho Rios, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Negril.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Firefly House ©
Firefly House
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

5
nights
Negril

Negril ©
Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church. Visit Half Moon Beach and Bloody Bay for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, stop by Irie Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and play a few rounds at Negril Hills Golf Club.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Negril trip builder .

Drive from Ocho Rios to Negril in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Negril

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church ©
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Stanley's Deep Sea Fishing ©
Stanley's Deep Sea Fishing

3
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.
Visit Red Stripe Beach and Blue Waters Beach Club for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden and Rose Hall Great House. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at Tropicana Jewelers, tee off at White Witch Golf Course, and don't miss a visit to Greenwood Great House.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Montego Bay attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Negril to Montego Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Montego Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Falmouth, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
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Rocklands Bird Sanctuary ©
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary
Greenwood Great House ©
Greenwood Great House
Tropicana Jewelers ©
Tropicana Jewelers

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