9 days in Belize Itinerary

9 days in Belize Itinerary

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9 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2 h
2
Belize City
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
Placencia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, then steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and then view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Ignacio online tour planner .

Los Angeles, USA to San Ignacio is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Ignacio due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cayo
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

2
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Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, then get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo, and then make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Moho Chocolate, and then head outdoors with Goff's Caye.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Belize City day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Belize City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Goff's Caye
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Goff's Caye ©
Goff's Caye

2
nights
Placencia

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 26th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Lola Art Studio and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Placencia trip maker site .

Placencia is just a short distance from Belize City. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Placencia to San Pedro by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

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

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