15 days in Jamaica Itinerary

15 days in Jamaica Itinerary

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15 days in Jamaica Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Portland Parish
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  2​h
2
Ocho Rios
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saint Elizabeth Parish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montego Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Portland Parish

Portland Parish ©
Tourism in Portland Parish has changed focus in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Reach Falls, then stroll through Winifred Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portland Parish Church. On the next day, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, explore the activities along Rio Grande, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nanny Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland Parish trip maker .

San Francisco, USA to Portland Parish is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Portland Parish are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are warmer (78°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Portland Parish

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Winifred Beach ©
Winifred Beach
Rio Grande ©
Rio Grande
Reach Falls ©
Reach Falls

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.
Bring the kids along to Bamboo Beach Club and Rainforest Adventures. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ocho Rios day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Portland Parish to Ocho Rios in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint Elizabeth Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Black River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at YS Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Lovers' Leap.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Elizabeth Parish trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Ocho Rios to Saint Elizabeth Parish takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montego Bay.

Things to do in Saint Elizabeth Parish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Treasure Beach
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Black River ©
Black River
Treasure Beach ©
Treasure Beach
YS Falls ©
YS Falls

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Half Moon Beach and Seven Mile Beach will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay) and White Witch Golf Course. Explore Montego Bay's surroundings by going to Negril (Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church & Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica) and Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (in Pennycooke). Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Doctor's Cave Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Rose Hall Great House, and explore and take pictures at Croydon Plantation.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montego Bay online travel planner .

You can drive from Saint Elizabeth Parish to Montego Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montego Bay can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Negril, Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica, Rocklands Bird Sanctuary (Near Montego Bay)
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

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