12 days in Jamaica & Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Jamaica & Cuba Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 3 nights
Bus to Discovery Bay, Drive to Saint Elizabeth Parish
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Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
— 1 night
Drive
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Negril, Jamaica
— 1 night
Drive
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Pennycooke, Jamaica
— 1 night
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Drive to Sangster International Airport, Fly to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Drive to Cuba
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Cuba, United States
— 3 nights
Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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Montego Bay, Jamaica — 2 nights

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.
Take a break from Montego Bay with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Falmouth, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Rose Hall Great House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doctor's Cave Beach, and explore the activities along Martha Brae Rafting Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montego Bay journey site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Montego Bay is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Montego Bay, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Montego Bay: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ocho Rios.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Ocho Rios, Jamaica — 3 nights

A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Rainforest Adventures. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, stroll around Konoko Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ocho Rios online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ocho Rios sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Elizabeth Parish.
Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica — 1 night

Ecotourism and beach break activities dominate most Saint Elizabeth Parish itineraries, as this wild and relatively undeveloped region offers a wealth of natural environments.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of YS Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Black River.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Elizabeth Parish day trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Ocho Rios to Saint Elizabeth Parish takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Elizabeth Parish can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Negril.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Negril, Jamaica — 1 night

Once Jamaica's hidden gem, Negril has significantly expanded its infrastructure without losing its casual way of life.
On the 28th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on Kingsley's Take Care Tours - Day Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Negril online trip planner.

Getting from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Negril by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Negril can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pennycooke.
Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Pennycooke, Jamaica — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pennycooke trip planning website.

You can drive from Negril to Pennycooke in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cuba.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Cuba, United States — 3 nights

Cuba is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet and then don't miss a visit to The Murals of Cuba. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Onondaga Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Meramec Caverns.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuba trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Pennycooke to Cuba with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pennycooke to Cuba due to the time zone difference. In July, Cuba is little chillier than Pennycooke - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Jamaica travel guide

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Waterfalls · Beaches · Nightlife
The third most populous English-speaking country in the Americas, Jamaica remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the British monarch its official head of state. Jamaica tourism thrives thanks to the island nation's reputation for natural beauty, outstanding cuisine, and lively music scene. The country's landscape is as diverse as its population, its tropical climate supporting varied ecosystems that include everything from savannahs to rugged mountain slopes. For most visitors, a holiday in Jamaica is a largely outdoor affair, with hiking, fishing, golfing, camping, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kite surfing among the most popular things to do.