15 days in Jamaica Itinerary

15 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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15 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Ocho Rios
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kingston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint Elizabeth Parish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Negril
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Montego Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Halifax

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bob Marley's Mausoleum and Firefly. Escape the urban bustle at Dunn's River Falls and Park and Blue Hole. Take a break from Ocho Rios with a short trip to Blue Mountain Peak in Blue Mountains National Park, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocho Rios day trip planning website .

Halifax, Canada to Ocho Rios is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Halifax in March; daily highs in Ocho Rios reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kingston.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Firefly, Blue Mountain Peak, Bob Marley Museum
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Trench Town Culture Yard, get a taste of the local shopping with Jamaica National Gallery, then explore the galleries of Bob Marley Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Devon House. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Moravian and then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingston trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Ocho Rios to Kingston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Kingston, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Kingston

Parks Nature Museums
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Bob Marley Museum ©
Bob Marley Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Devon House ©
Devon House

1
night
Saint Elizabeth Parish

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.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the sheer force of YS Falls, take a stroll through Bamboo Avenue, and then view the masterpieces at The Mud Palace Gallery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Elizabeth Parish driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kingston to Saint Elizabeth Parish takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Negril.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bamboo Avenue
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YS Falls ©
YS Falls
The Mud Palace Gallery ©
The Mud Palace Gallery
Bamboo Avenue ©
Bamboo Avenue

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bloody Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Negril Cliffs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Negril trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Negril in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Negril can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Negril

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

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Rose Hall Great House and Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Doctor's Cave Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montego Bay: Reggae Style Mayfield Falls (in Savanna La Mar) and Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke). Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Martha Brae River, take an in-depth tour of Greenwood Great House, buy something for everyone on your list at Blue Diamond Shopping Mall, and identify plant and animal life at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montego Bay online day trip planner .

Getting from Negril to Montego Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Reggae Style Mayfield Falls, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica
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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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