8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 1 night
Fly
3
Placencia
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Cranbrook

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Caye Caulker

— 2 nights
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 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at The Split, make a trip to Shark Ray Alley, and then view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef, and then get some thrills on the water with Anda De Wata Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker trip itinerary maker tool.

Cranbrook, Canada to Caye Caulker is an approximately 63-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cranbrook to Caye Caulker. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cranbrook in March: high temperatures in Caye Caulker hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 1 night
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with 12 Belize, then take an unforgettable tour with C & S Golf Cart Rental, then discover the deep blue sea with Belize Parasail Plus Island Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts.

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

Ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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 13th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship, and then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Placencia journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Placencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Placencia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Hopkins

— 1 night
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hike along Outback Trails and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Getting from Placencia to Hopkins by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March in Hopkins, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then view the masterpieces at Creek Art Walter Castillo Home Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio trip planning website.

You can drive from Hopkins to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

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.