8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

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8 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Belmopan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Belmopan

Belmopan ©
Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belmopan: River Rafting & Tubing (in Belize City), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Green Iguana Conservation Project (in San Ignacio). There's much more to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, take in the exciting artwork at Art Box Belize arts & crafts center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Belmopan online attractions planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Belmopan is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Belmopan. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Belmopan: highs are around 88°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, River Rafting & Tubing, Green Iguana Conservation Project, The Belize Zoo
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

1
night
Hopkins

Hopkins ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hopkins route builder app .

Traveling by car from Belmopan to Hopkins takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 23rd (Thu), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at 12 Belize, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro tour planning site .

Getting from Hopkins to San Pedro by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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