23 days in West Indies Itinerary

23 days in West Indies Itinerary

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23 days in West Indies Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Bus:  30 h
1
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
2
Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
South Coast, Grenada
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
4
Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
5
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
— 5 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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.
Do your shopping at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course and Culture Market Jamaica. Explore Ocho Rios' surroundings by going to Green Grotto Caves (in Runaway Bay), Blue Mountain Peak (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Columbus Park (in Discovery Bay). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Dunn's River Falls and Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, buy something for everyone on your list at Island Village, and kick back and relax at Ocho Rios Bay Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ocho Rios trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ocho Rios is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Ocho Rios to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Philip Parish.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Montego Bay, Green Grotto Caves, Columbus Park, Culture Market Jamaica, Blue Mountain Peak
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Dunn's River Falls and Park ©
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Blue Mountain Peak ©
Blue Mountain Peak
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course ©
Cinnamon Hill Golf Course

2
nights
Saint Philip Parish, Barbados

Saint Philip Parish ©
Saint Philip Parish tourism revolves around the area's scenic beaches and rocky cliffs.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottom Bay and Carlisle Bay. Step out of Saint Philip Parish with an excursion to Highland Pottery in Saint Andrew Parish--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Crane Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Soup Bowl, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Philip Parish day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ocho Rios to Saint Philip Parish. Traveling from Ocho Rios to Saint Philip Parish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Saint Philip Parish, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to South Coast.

Things to do in Saint Philip Parish

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph Parish, Bridgetown, Gun Hill Signal Station, Highland Pottery
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Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Carlisle Bay ©
Carlisle Bay
Bathsheba Beach ©
Bathsheba Beach

3
nights
South Coast, Grenada

South Coast ©
A trip to South Coast lets you discover a picturesque landscape of volcanic origin, where mountain slopes and tropical forests give way to some of the world's finest white-sand beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grand Anse Beach and Magazine Beach. Do your shopping at Art Fabrik and Art and Soul Gallery. Take a break from South Coast with a short trip to Bathway Beach in Levera National Park, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Carenage, and stroll through La Sagesse Nature Center.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the South Coast trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Philip Parish to South Coast. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Shoal Bay Village.

Things to do in South Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. George's, River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery, Bathway Beach, La Sagesse Nature Center
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Grand Anse Beach ©
Grand Anse Beach
Bathway Beach ©
Bathway Beach
La Sagesse Nature Center ©
La Sagesse Nature Center

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nights
Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla

Shoal Bay Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rendezvous Bay Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Limin' Boutique, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shoal Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Meads Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Bay, and then stroll through Barnes Bay Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shoal Bay Village attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from South Coast to Shoal Bay Village takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Shoal Bay Village are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Seven Mile Beach.

Things to do in Shoal Bay Village

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anguilla, Rendezvous Bay Beach, Meads Bay, Limin' Boutique
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Shoal Bay ©
Shoal Bay
Rendezvous Bay Beach ©
Rendezvous Bay Beach
Meads Bay ©
Meads Bay

5
nights
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach is a long crescent of coral-sand beach on the western end of Grand Cayman island. For shopping fun, head to Guy Harvey Gallery and Shoppe or Davinoff's Concrete Sculpture Garden. Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Rum Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seven Mile Beach online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Shoal Bay Village to Seven Mile Beach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Seven Mile Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seven Mile Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Cayman, George Town, Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, Davinoff's Concrete Sculpture Garden
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling