8 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

8 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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Fly
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Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Ferry
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
Ferry
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San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly to Belmopan, Drive to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Placencia, Belize
— 1 night
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Belize City, Belize

— 1 night
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 5th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Museum of Belize, meet the residents at The Belize Zoo, and then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Belize City road trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Belize City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in November, expect Belize City to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Caye Caulker, Belize

— 1 night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Belize Diving Services and then get a taste of the local shopping with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker vacation builder site.

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. November in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

San Pedro, Belize

— 2 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 8th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in San Pedro are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tikal.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
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Placencia, Belize

— 1 night
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Placencia itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Placencia takes 5.5 hours. November in Placencia sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Placencia

Spas · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

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.