8 days in Belize Itinerary

8 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize tour itinerary planner
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San Ignacio
— 1 night
Drive
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Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive
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Placencia
— 1 night
Fly
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Ferry
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
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San Ignacio — 1 night

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 1st (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio day trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to San Ignacio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Hopkins.
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Hopkins — 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hopkins tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from San Ignacio to Hopkins by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hopkins are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Placencia.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Placencia travel route tool.

You can drive from Hopkins to Placencia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Caye Caulker.
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Caye Caulker — 2 nights

At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Split and then explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker trip maker.

Getting from Placencia to Caye Caulker by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to San Pedro.
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Shark Ray Alley and then see the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Pedro itinerary builder website.

Getting from Caye Caulker to San Pedro by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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