8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

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8 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Belize City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2​h
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, then identify plant and animal life at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belize City online sightseeing planner .

Washington DC, USA to Belize City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, Belize City is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

2
nights
San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
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 26th (Tue): Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Rio On Pools
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

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 28th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Pedro trip itinerary site .

Getting from San Ignacio to San Pedro by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back 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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