8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Placencia
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hopkins
— 3 nights
Drive
4
La Democracia
— 1 night
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Boise

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Shark Ray Alley, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More. On the next day, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Pedro day trip planner.

Boise, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boise to San Pedro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Boise in November; daily highs in San Pedro reach 84°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Placencia.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Placencia trip builder tool.

You can fly from San Pedro 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. In November, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hopkins.
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Nature · Parks · Spas

Hopkins — 3 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.
Take a break from Hopkins with a short trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve in Dangriga, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, stop by Golden Gifts, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hopkins road trip website.

You can drive from Placencia to Hopkins in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Hopkins are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Democracia.
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Side Trips

La Democracia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Democracia route planner.

Getting from Hopkins to La Democracia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. November in La Democracia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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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