9 days in Jamaica Itinerary

9 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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9 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Bus:  2​h
1
Port Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Montego Bay
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Negril
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kingston

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Winnifred Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Boston Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Antonio trip builder.

Kingston to Port Antonio is an approximately 2-hour taxi. In October, daytime highs in Port Antonio are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Port Antonio

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Winifred Beach ©
Winifred Beach
Boston Beach ©
Boston Beach
Frenchman's Cove ©
Frenchman's Cove

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Burwood Beach. Relax by the water at Jacob Taylor Beach, Fishing Village, Craft Market and Doctor's Cave Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montego Bay: Falmouth (Paintball Jamaica, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), YS Falls (in Santa Cruz) and Treasure Beach (The Mud Palace Gallery & Spas & Wellness). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Croydon Plantation, look for gifts at Jewels In Paradise, explore the activities along Martha Brae River, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Montego Bay itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Antonio to Montego Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October in Montego Bay, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Negril.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Saint Elizabeth Parish
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Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach
Burwood Beach ©
Burwood Beach
Croydon Plantation ©
Croydon Plantation

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 (Tue): explore the activities along Bloody Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Barney's Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Negril Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and then look for gifts at Irie Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Negril trip planner.

Drive from Montego Bay to Negril in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Negril

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Negril Cliffs ©
Negril Cliffs
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Bloody Bay ©
Bloody Bay

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