12 days in Jamaica Itinerary

12 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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12 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  15​h
1
Montego Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Ocho Rios
— 5 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saint Elizabeth Parish
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rose Hall Great House and Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Visit Seven Mile Beach and Doctor's Cave Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke) and Tryall Golf Course (in Sandy Bay). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), don't miss a visit to The Cage, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Montego Bay travel planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Montego Bay is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Montego Bay due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in October, with highs in Montego Bay at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica, Tryall Golf Course, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay), Seven Mile Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Doctor's Cave Beach ©
Doctor's Cave Beach

5
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.
Visit Bamboo Beach Club and Ocho Rios Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Blue Mountain Peak and Blue Hole will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocho Rios: St. Ann's Bay (Bob Marley Mausoleum & Bob Marley Museum) and St. Jago De La Vega Cathedral (in Spanish Town). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios vacation tool .

Getting from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Ocho Rios are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Jago De La Vega Cathedral, Blue Mountain Peak, Bob Marley Museum
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Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at YS Falls, savor the flavors at Appleton Estate, and then take a stroll through Bamboo Avenue.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Elizabeth Parish trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Ocho Rios to Saint Elizabeth Parish by combination of bus and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jamaica
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YS Falls ©
YS Falls
Appleton Estate ©
Appleton Estate
Bamboo Avenue ©
Bamboo Avenue

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