8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

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8 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6 h
1
Belize City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2 h
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City


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1
night
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 2nd (Thu), center your mind and body at Yoga & Pilates. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at The Belize Zoo, then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, and then pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument.

Before you visit Belize City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Belize City is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Belize City to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Spas Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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Spas
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

2
nights
San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
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.
Belize Nature Travel has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Belize Nature Travel and then delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, browse the exhibits of Creek art walter castillo home art gallery, and then Head underground at Barton Creek Cave.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cayo
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Belize Nature Travel ©
Belize Nature Travel
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Step out of the city life by going to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, take a memorable tour with Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Pedro trip planner.

Getting from San Ignacio to San Pedro by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Split.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Caye Caulker sightseeing app .

You can drive from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in an hour. In January in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Split ©
The Split
Red Flower Gallery ©
Red Flower Gallery

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