8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

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Fly
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly
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Placencia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Guatemala City

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company.

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Tulum, Mexico to San Pedro is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in San Pedro are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Placencia

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
On the 9th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio, view the masterpieces at Art n Soul Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia online road trip planner.

Fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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San Ignacio

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
On the 11th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at San Ignacio Market, then view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery, then stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, and finally delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Placencia to San Ignacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.