9 days in Belize Itinerary

9 days in Belize Itinerary

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9 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  8​h
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Placencia
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
4
Belize City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Austin

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.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, and stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., Ltd..

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro visit planning tool .

Austin, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Austin in February, expect nights in San Pedro to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 5th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and then admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Ignacio online day trip planner .

Getting from San Pedro to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Hole National Park, Rio On Pools, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

1
night
Placencia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Placencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. February in Placencia sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Nature Parks
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©

2
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 8th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo, and then get a new perspective on nature at St John's Cathedral. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument and then explore the ancient world of Altun Ha.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Belize City online trip planner .

Belize City is just a short distance from Placencia. In February, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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