9 days in Belize Itinerary

9 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize trip maker

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Fly
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
Fly
3
Placencia
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Rock Stone Pond
— 1 night
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Seattle

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and then shop like a local with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach Belize.

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Seattle, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in San Pedro at 83°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Caye Caulker

— 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 20th (Mon), stroll through The Split, explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, then get a taste of the local shopping with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Placencia online travel planner.

You can fly from Caye Caulker 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. December in Placencia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Hopkins route app.

Traveling by car from Placencia to Hopkins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, admire the sheer force of Big Rock Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Ignacio trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to San Ignacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rock Stone Pond.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Rock Stone Pond

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rock Stone Pond trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to Rock Stone Pond takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rock Stone Pond

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.