8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize route planner

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Fly
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Placencia
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Belize City
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 2 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, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get a taste of the local shopping with 12 Belize, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro day trip site.

Chicago, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 9-hour flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in San Pedro at 81°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Placencia

— 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 26th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Lola Art Studio and then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Placencia trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Placencia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

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 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio driving holiday tool.

Drive from Placencia to San Ignacio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Belize City

— 2 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Altun Ha and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belize City road trip site.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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.