8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize sightseeing planner

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Fly to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Drive to San Ignacio
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Bus to Belize City, Ferry to San Pedro
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Belize City
— 2 nights


San Ignacio

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech.

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Newark, USA to San Ignacio is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to San Ignacio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 3 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, don't miss a visit to Shark Ray Alley, and take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from San Ignacio to San Pedro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Belize City

— 2 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 30th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo.

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Getting from San Pedro to Belize City by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Belize travel guide

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.