8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize trip planner
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hopkins
— 2 nights
Drive
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Placencia
— 3 nights
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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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.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Pedro reach 88°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Hopkins.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Hopkins — 2 nights

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 31st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Outback Trails and then stroll through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hopkins, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Pedro to Hopkins by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Hopkins sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Placencia.
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Placencia — 3 nights

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 2nd (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kaj Expressions Placencia and then explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

Start your trip to Placencia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to Placencia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Belize travel guide

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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.
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