45 days in Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

45 days in Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

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45 days in Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Montego Bay, Jamaica
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Willemstad, Curacao
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Havana, Cuba
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Cancun, Mexico
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

6
nights
Montego Bay, Jamaica

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 find plenty of places to visit near Montego Bay: YS Falls (in Saint Elizabeth Parish), Tryall Golf Course (in Sandy Bay) and Negril (Swim with Dolphins & Seven Mile Beach). And it doesn't end there: tee off at White Witch Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Doctor's Cave Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, and take some stellar pictures from Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery and Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montego Bay day trip planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Montego Bay is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Montego Bay. Traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Montego Bay, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Ocho Rios.

Things to do in Montego Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

YS Falls, Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica, Tryall Golf Course, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
White Witch Golf Course ©
White Witch Golf Course

6
nights
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios ©
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Jago De La Vega Cathedral (in Spanish Town), Bob Marley Museum (in St. Ann's Bay) and Blue Mountain Peak (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunn's River Falls and Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach Club, see the interesting displays at Firefly, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ocho Rios trip app .

Traveling by bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Ocho Rios are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Case.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, Blue Mountain Peak, Green Grotto Caves, St. Jago De La Vega Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Green Grotto Caves ©
Green Grotto Caves

3
nights
Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Grand Case ©
Grand Case is known for wildlife, classes, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Orient Bay Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with WAKE N' GLISSE, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loterie Farm.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Case trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Ocho Rios to Grand Case with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Grand Case

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Martin, Orient Bay Beach, Paradise Peak
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Orient Bay Beach ©
Orient Bay Beach
Paradise Peak ©
Paradise Peak
Loterie Farm ©
Loterie Farm

7
nights
Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad ©
Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Take a break from Willemstad with a short trip to Kleine Knip in Sabana Westpunt, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, stroll through Mambo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cas Abao Beach, and head off the coast to Klein (Little) Curacao.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Willemstad online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Case to Willemstad with the Route module. In December in Willemstad, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Willemstad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Curacao, Kleine Knip, Church of Sint Willibrordus
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Cas Abao Beach ©
Cas Abao Beach
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge ©
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Klein (Little) Curacao ©
Klein (Little) Curacao

6
nights
Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad ©
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Change things up with a short trip to Baby Beach in San Nicolas (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arikok National Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Hadicurari Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oranjestad travel site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Willemstad to Oranjestad takes 2 hours. In January in Oranjestad, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Santa Cruz, Arashi Beach, Baby Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Arikok National Park ©
Arikok National Park
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

6
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Take a break from Havana with a short trip to Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Havana trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Oranjestad to Havana takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Oranjestad to Havana is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oranjestad in January, expect Havana to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Playa Paraiso
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
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Photography Tours
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

8
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, & more) and Coba (Multum Ha Cenote & Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cancun trip site .

You can fly from Havana to Cancun in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cancun are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Coba
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 23:
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Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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